I need help paying for my suboxone?

I have been on sub for almost three years, it has been a godsend. After multiple injuries in a MVA in 2006 i, ye me, the stepford wife became addicted to the mountains of narcotic opiates they prescribed me. i have learned to live in pain. but…i cannot afford to pay for a medicine designed, patented and fda approved for opiate addiction. i have literally spent 8 hours a day on my lap top or on the phone and the cheapest i can get them is 6/each. much better than 14/each, what i was paying at a previous pharm. we are a month behind on our mortgage n ive borrowed soo much money from my parents , im sick. the Program where the dr. keeps the sub in his office and requires lots of paperwork, i would do!!! But no Dr. in an hour radius of me wants to ( sarasota co. , FL). does anyone know how i can get some assistance. btw..tried Medicaid, "we make too much" umm obviously not if i cannot afford these. i break an 8th tab in halfs,than quarters, just to" make it
throught the day". I’m chronically on edge and have GI upset ALL THE TIME. my nose runs constantly and I’m so tired of being asked about my having ALLERGIES , i just say "yes, allergie anybody have any idea what i could do to get the med i need and keep my home, feed n cloth my kids n have a little bit of a life left over ???BTW i do work as a nurse but do not qualify for benefits n the benefit progrsam doesn’t cover sub anyway.I’m fustrated and sick and wish i never took those percocet, i was fine all along! I MAY JUST HAVE TO WEAN OFF ( A SCARY THOUGHT) BUT MY KIDS COME FIRST)
mom to
Jordan 11
Dylan 10


  1. You could apply for the patient assistance program from the drug manufacturer here: http://www.rxassist.org/Search/Prog_Details.cfm?program_Id=386&PD_Id=1297&Drug_Id=2217&Company_Id=173&search_type=2&CFID=5858845&CFTOKEN=43105913

    It really doesn’t involve a ton of paperwork, just a physician statement and a statement from you indicating your income and dependents.

    Also check to see if your county offers drug discount cards. These cards will not completely pay for an Rx, but may cut costs substantially (for instance, a $80 Rx may wind up costing only $10, etc.).

    Best of luck to you. Some prescription meds are priced out of all reason (I about swallowed my tongue when I went to pick up an Rx for a Prevacid/Naprosyn dose pack and it was $364.00).

    Here’s info on one of those drug discount cards: http://www.uwsrq.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewPage&page_id=5089985B-EEA4-07A3-BECABC76856ACC4E

    Suboxone is a covered medication and again, while it won’t pay for the entire Rx, you will save some money. For instance, 30 pills of suboxone 2-0.5MG will cost $110.00. The cards are accepted at most CVS, Walgreens, and Publix pharmacies (and others).

  2. O.K., you were in a mva 4 years ago and you have some issues going on that really don’t need medicine to fix. I know, I was in the same predicament 30 years ago and through the time and lots of frustrations found out how to get rid of the pain. The problem with doing that on your own is that the medical world doesn’t want to embrace it for none of this is found in the books you are taught from. So, here goes, if you are interested. You must be having back pain yet. That is from pinched muscles in your back. If you have tight muscles in your back they can press into the nerves going to your stomach as they leave the spine and if the nerves to your stomach are going to cause your stomach to release gastric acid which is going to burn your stomach. To get rid of the pains you have to free up the muscles in your back and here’s how to do that:
    (do from a sitting position)
    Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front and firmly pull down on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side.
    As car accidents usually involve whiplash you probably still have tight muscles in your neck causing the pains to happen. Tight muscles in your neck are the cause of your headaches, if you are having any. Also tight muscles in your neck is restricting everything going in and out of your head. This backs up wastes into your sinuses to cause them to run. If you feel very tired at times it’s because a lack of enough blood to the brain depletes the oxygen supply and feeling very tired is a result. The next step is to become dizzy, light headed and finally there is passing out. To get rid of those types of problems you have to free up the muscles in your neck and here’s how to free them up:
    Put your hands alongside your head so your thumbs are on the front of the muscle under your ear and your fingers are on the back of the muscle behind your neck. Squeeze your thumb and fingers together and hold. Relax your body. When your fingers and thumb touch, about two minutes, slowly lower your head as far as you can, release the pressure but hold your neck lowered for another 30 seconds. For both- for best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed. Once you are rid of the pains it should be easier to get rid of any of the other issues that are happening around you. Good luck.

  3. I have found for me and my addiction to Opiates that if I took Tramadol that it would help with my addiction. Doesn’t seem to work for everyone, but I know a lot of people that are taking it and it takes the withdrawl symptoms away. The only problem is I have to triple the dosage

  4. Hi..I know EXACTLY how you are feeling right about NOW!! I’m taking SUBOXONE also for my opiate addiction,and have been taking it for over 2 years now.I take 16mg a day.I’m on Medicaid.Thank GOD! But I live in NYC,so it’s much easier for me to get Medicaid here.I feel for you SO bad,this medication IS a life saver,for me and for so many other addicts.Isn’t there some way for you? I remember I wanted to leave my husband just 1 year ago,so I went back to my old home state,WV..YEAH…Not a good idea.I tried to get Medicaid there,I tried to get myself into a suboxone program.But they told me I had to have medicaid first,and it would take up tp 1-2 months before I could even get it.You could wean off,but the fear and temptation to use will and could be there.It really depends on how strong you are,and what you have learned in your support groups.MEETINGS MEETINGS is what WILL keep you clean and sober!!! Make some calls dear,a lot of calls.I know you have regrest about taking all of those percocets NOW,but no time for regrets now.Your gonna have to now focus on making some calls.What about the doctor who is/was prescribing them to you? The clinic you were in? There are some hospitals who have a sliding scale fee program.You know there ARE people who don’t qualify for medicaid and ARE now getting SUBOXONE.You just have to find OUT HOW! Make those calls,there ARE resourse out there.You just have to find them my friend.I know the position your in!!! Just look and look harder than your looking now.Have your wife make some calls when your working,do it during your lunch break.Ask the social worker where you work for some places that might be willing to help you.There are places people without medicaid get their suboxone!! Wishing you ALL the best my friend.Stay clean and sober.You WILL find what your looking for…GOD BLESS you and your family..

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