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    Well there’s some good news…

    I found out today picking up my refill that Lilly has a program for buying Strattera wherein they pay the difference in cost from the generic. The phramacy gave me Strattera instead of generic. Our insurer got billed the same amount as before; Lilly got billed the difference, and I paid the same as usual. The card and info I received refers to rxhelp.ca

    It looks to me like it’s a third party which connects/directs you to programs offered by the various manufacturers. Maybe it’s the name brand drug companies’ who banded together and created this? I suspect it was the pharmacy’s doing that I was enrolled.

    lurknessmonster said: “At least here in Toronto, the Canadian generics cost about the same as the Eli Lilly originals $6-8 per pill” How can there be such a difference? At the pharmacy I use in Ottawa, for 100mg, it costs $5.67/$5.68 for Strattera ($4.90 for Apo). $8 for that in Toronto??? That’s 30% more! Is it a fancy boutique pharmacy or a pharmacist who does house calls??? LOL

    Anyway, I am curious to see whether I notice any positive change now in going back to the original. I’ll post back in a few months.

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    in reply to: Humble request to the webmaster #113749
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    Robbo you asked: “PS. what’s a “chippie? A chipmunk hippie? hehe. Ya read me pretty good Fochaosed, there’s a pic of me on facebook that my daughter callls my “hippie pic”. Ya musta tracked me down.”

    Goodness no, no stalking! I wasn’t aware of any hippie connection. Chippie is just an alias for chipmunk? Same as tweety or kitty when referring to a bird or cat ? Dunno if I got that from familial speak or if it’s regional, but I guess you haven’t heard ‘chippie’ before!

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    in reply to: Humble request to the webmaster #113746
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    I might have to change my avatar just for a few days to show off my cool T.

    I’ve never seem a chippie in a shirt before ;) LOL

    I agree, I was away a few weeks. It would be helpful to have “freshness” on the second level pages like this one:

    http://totallyadd.com/forum/forum.php?id=1

    If we say forums->categories->topics, right now you have freshness on the topics, but I had to click on 16 categories to see which of them have some recent activity to read. Expand the “Recent Topics” or else perhaps a function “show most recent posts” which allows us to go back as far as we like or up to a month?

    Or expand the number of “Recent Topics” as was suggested – the forum home has 10, the categories show only 5 from all forums- can we have them both show more/the same number or have the ones on home be “in all forums” and the ones on category pages show the recent in those categories only.

    I am loving the unclutteredness however … lean and clean :-) I would prefer not to migrate to any of those popular forums software – SMF has a clean look, but I find the others way too cluttered.

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    in reply to: Humble request to the webmaster #113737
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    I suspect it’s a bigger problem than just being selective about the types of ads. A XSS exploit or other kind of hacking? My adblock is showing references for .adbanner to c v v p.n v a.g o v.l v (a Latvian government site in a foreign language? Really folks ?) Another to lock erz dot com with an empty referrer value which seems to be some kind of questionable members only shopping loyalty program. Something seems off.

    Another concern I have is that forum bot spam pharma ads I reported in January and received an acknowledgement and thank you via email from the webmaster are still here along with that fake member’s profile.

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    im a tight Ass as my sister would say

    my house is crazy neat and organized , i feel comfortable that way.

    my daughter is unorganized , draggs and is a pack rat

    i write notes all the time to remember things

    she would forget her head if it wasnt tied on her shoulders.

    i understand her need to talk and talk and talk

    im that way, its as if our brain has to much to say and we dont have enough time to say it before it over flows LOL

    we drive my husband crazy

    browneyes, I used to be like you, now I’m like your daughter!

    The difference? Kids and other time suckers . As long as I had time to keep routines and to be a stickler for details, all was right in my world. Great when I was single. Later on, luckily for me, my DH is “low maintenance”, extremely easy going and flexible. At my last formal job in a small workplace, I was the only ‘middle manager’ with no precedents so I was pretty much left alone (literally) and had leeway to work at my own pace and unleash my creativity in trying new ideas for things. I also got to plan and make lists – for everyone and every facet of the work. I hyperfocused when asked to organize something or streamline a process. Wouldn’t stop until it was perfect, often stayed late or brought things home to finish on my own time. I didn’t care, I was happily “entrenched in it”. I’ve got a banker’s box here with a folder from each of the 4 outside jobs I’ve had of projects I planned to do. A couple of medium sized storage totes full of unfinished craft projects and leftover supplies from almost every art media has followed me to every home.

    But then came kids. My self-employment now is another discussion entirely for another day. For the rest, I may have time to plan excessively and make exhaustive lists like before, but no time to carry them out now. I used to thrive on my routines and details like “everything in its place” – but that’s very hard when there are now 4 people in the mix – 4 schedules to coordinate and 4 persons sharing a larger space and many more things. Responsibilities and needs of the the kids just don’t leave enough time to even organize my thoughts, let alone my closets. Can’t stay up all night nearly as often as I used to anymore. The unfinished projects have multiplied like bunnies because the creative ideas and new interests are still coming fast and furious like before, but I can no longer keep up. My family considers me very organized (anal even), yet I feel like I’m barely holding it together. Not nearly as organized as I’d like things to be. I may have a list, but I always feel like it’s not complete or just needs one more rearrangement. The discomfort you feel when things are of place or not quite right is a constant now. Perfectionist tendancies weren’t a problem when there was time to get carried away in the task at hand. I’ve had to grudgingly “let go” and settle for good enough in many areas for lack of time. I used to refold the towels that DH folded because the stack was not straight enough.. if not perfect it risks falling over or I may not find my favorite towel. Now if someone gets em into the family room, towels and clothes may at least get sorted into our respective baskets, folding optional… but in weeks when time’s tight, sad to say, dressing right out of the 3 foot pile on top of the dryer has been known to happen.

    I believe I have obsessive compulsive_personality_disorder (not OCD) also – it’s a coping mechanism that helps me compensate for the ADHD. But I don’t always have time to write everything down, and so I often forget the rest. I feel like I’m spinning my wheels if I don’t have a list or pillminder or alarm to help. It’s either that I need the reinforcement that I’m progressing or I rely so much on externals that I haven’t developed the capacity to remember on my own. If I don’t see the mail key on its usual hook, I don’t remember to check the mail for days at a time. When things are busy, neat and organized it’s not. There has to be designated spots for everything or I won’t have a clue where to find them. It takes me longer to find things if they’re misplaced – I haven’t a clue where the next most likely place is and either not enough time to work it out logically or the thought processes just aren’t there. DH politely stops me from talking at times, he has a better handle of time and will gently tell me he’s “got it” before my long winded explanations, analogies, and rewordings unnecessarily eat up too much time. Now I have to cut off our youngest (not officially DX yet), but we often enough get lost on a tangent together. Add to that we are both hard to wake in the morning and slow to get moving. “Late to school” when he walked or biked is now “missed the schoolbus”. An earlier bedtime for both of us hasn’t been too helpful.

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    A few weeks ago I told the computer repair scammers that No, I did not have windows because I live in a cave. Had to repeat a couple of times as with the language barrier he didn’t quite get what I was saying. I had to clarify that I didn’t have any windows, nor even electricity, because I live in a cave. I repeated finally that I live in a cave, with no electricity, hence no computer and would he please stop asking me to turn it on and read the error messages. He finally laughed and hung up.

    I can’t believe I just did this: I, [grown woman with resposibilities (read:a family of SO,kids,pets)] just spent *THE WHOLE* week-end++ (Thu eve-this morning) on a certain software maker’s website hunting eggs, and came out empty-handed. I managed 2 showers, but then sat for hours in my bathrobe at the keyboard (drying off before dressing)! Meds don’t do much for common sense?!? Good thing DH fed himself and the kids and pets.

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    So,

    I’ve been about 3 months on generic now. Nothing to report! :) i.e. seems to be working just as well.

    The difference in 100mg caps is about $1 each (I’m in Ontario)

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    The Health Canad Drug Product database is here:

    http://webprod3.hc-sc.gc.ca/dpd-bdpp/index-eng.jsp

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    Female – early 40s – DX < 1 year ago. Never tried any other meds. Been on Strattera nearly 7 months; increased dose very slowly – every 2 months from 40 to 60 to 80, Now on 100mg. Initially there were many side effects, minor but nuisances. All went away after a few days, some a few weeks. After each dose increase, fewer SE occurred, and went away quicker. The only persistent bad SE I am dealing with are vaginal dryness which started around 3rd month – I got prescribed a cream for that. And constipation – I have drastically increased my water, fiber, and use metamucil to keep things normal.

    On the good side, libido is better than it has been in years – likely not solely dues to Strattera, but also synthroid started a few months earlier, along with feeling so much better physically and mentally, better sleep, less paranoia, worrying, and social anxiety. O were affected only while dryness was an issue. Also a good SE is no more pantiliners needed – minor dribble has disappeared.

    Summer has been somewhat disruptive to my work schedule (self-employed) with the kids home from school, but even so I am accomplishing more than before meds. I feel more efficient at home too (house better kept, family better fed!) I notice even myself that I pause and not say anything quite often … I have more control of my tongue and what it wants to blurt out.

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