Bad week

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  1. grcsat

    grcsat Well-Known Member

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    I too take Brilinta 60 mg. In Canada, my cost is only $110 for 300 tabs insurance covers the rest.
     
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    rooter *VMBB Senior Chief Of Staff* Supporting Member

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    Do you take 2 each day? I never realized meds was so expensive because I'm on MEDICARE
    and TRI-CARE FOR LIFE...Ordering them via EXPRESS SCRIPTS the cost is negligible...Chief
     
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    grcsat Well-Known Member

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    I don't want to hi-jack this thread. I will PM you.
     
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    Rae Harrison Well-Known Member

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    We found Brilinta to work well for dad... maybe it would work for @goofy? What does the TFF Doc think? Prayers sent Mike.
     
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  5. goofy

    goofy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    When I first got the valve the doctor sent me to a clinic to teach me how to stop bleeding if I cut myself (Due to fact of what I do for a living) so I was shown how to use this powder To clot my blood around the wound) and even how to stitch myself intill I can get medical help. I carry that kit when I go hunting and when I am out and about.
    The best way to describe why it has to have the ingredient that coumindin and warfarin have is it makes the blood kind of slip off the valve and does not coat it. If you see commercials for some of the drugs you are talking about you will hear or see in small print that it should not be used for certain valve replacements and of course they are talking about my valve replacement.
     
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  6. Virginia Patriot

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    I will be keeping you in my prayers!
     
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  7. goofy

    goofy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I went thru all the drugs you have mentioned and ALL say not to be used with a mechanical heart valve. Some say they Have not been tested on patients with a mechanical heart valve and some say DO NOT take.
    I went onto the site that my valve was made and it still says coumadin is the only recommended Blood thinner.
    I guess if it is not going to be made anymore they will have to change that. I sent them a E-Mail about this and can't wait to hear back from them (If I do).
    I talked too a few places that sell drugs like Canada drugs direct and they said they are sending Warfarin instead when someone orders coumadin due to manufacturing problems with it.
    But I did read Warfarin has changed sense I was told about it and they are made better with more attention to the dosage. But also read when switching from coumandin to warfarin constant testing is recommended.
    So I guess I have no choice and will be pricking my finger 3 to 4 times a week.
    But that is still better then diabetics who have to do it every day and in some cases more then one time a day.
     
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    This all sound very serious, I would prick every day for a week or two then move to 3 times a week.
    I’ll be thinking of you Mike.
     
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    Many years ago when I was teaching concepts of biological warfare in navy classes,
    I recall having recv'd my training at a navy medical school we called The Bug and Rat
    School in Oakland, California. Chief

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    goofy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I tell you hearing that what I will have to take is used to kill something really makes me feel better.
    NOT!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Sorry to hear about your potential medical problem. I hope and pray that you can find a solution to this.
     
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    A few other good thinners available are Eliquis, Pradaxa, Xarelto. They'll find something for you Goofy.
     
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    goofy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    They are not recommended for the mechanical valves. That is what I found out by going to there web sights. (And the doctors said the same as there web sights).
    That is the problem I am having.
    Warfarin Is the only one I will be able to take.
     
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    goofy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    To add some laughter to this bad situation.
    SORRY LADY'S.....:bowdown::love:
    I am still trying to get use to saying I will have to prick myself:rolleyes:
    But you know the old saying.
    It is better to prick your finger then finger your......... Yea I am not going to go there;):D
    I wounder how many demerits I will get for that;):eek::rolleyes:
     
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    rooter *VMBB Senior Chief Of Staff* Supporting Member

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    Laughter is always a pleasant medication, Goofy....My wife, hearing something like that,
    would call it, "Sailor Talk"....Get well...stay hopeful...Chief
     
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