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  • Re: Generic for Lipitor

    Okay....I will see what happens in March when I reorder my 90 day mail order supply. In NYS it is not legal to change my prescription without my doctor's order. I will have to call first too to see just what the new copay is for the brand name Lipitor....It should be $100 for a 90 day supply if it is not preferred....I can handle that cause I know
    Posted to Feedback (Forum) by shortie on Sun, Feb 12 2012
  • Re: Generic for Lipitor

    I spoke too soon! Just got a letter from my insurance company yesterday! They are changing dispensing brand name Lipitor for the generic form starting March 1. So I will see if they automatically change my brand name to the generic even tho my doctor marked an X in the DAW box! I am not willing to take another generic as I just got on the brand name
    Posted to Feedback (Forum) by shortie on Sat, Feb 11 2012
  • Re: Generic for Lipitor

    Glad to hear that Niacin is working for you. My husband's doctor started him on that years ago. He could not take the " hot flashes" and it also caused his knee to swell. I never tried it.
    Posted to Feedback (Forum) by shortie on Fri, Feb 10 2012
  • Re: organic and pasture fed

    Sounds good Tor! We are lucky here where we live cause we have a Mennonite community that have their stores where they sell local pasture fed beef that they butcher. How lucky can I be! They have their own chickens too. If only everyone would stop and think about what they are eating.
    Posted to Staying Healthy (Forum) by shortie on Thu, Feb 9 2012
  • Re: organic and pasture fed

    Oh good! I am seeing more of this pasture fed and organic stuff on the television cooking shows too....Dr Oz is also recommending it...my local grocery is also putting organic on the regular shelves instead of in the ORGANIC section. I am hoping to see the whole nation move this way and stop factory raised animals and imported veggies and fruits and
    Posted to Staying Healthy (Forum) by shortie on Wed, Feb 8 2012
  • Re: Generic for Lipitor

    Please keep us posted as to what your lab results are next time so we can see if the generic Lipitor is as good at lowering cholestrol. Thanks. Also, my insurance company has done a total roundabout on Lipitor...not only is the brand name a preferred drug---they are giving me the brand name 90 day supply for ZERO copay....unreal. This too shall pass
    Posted to Feedback (Forum) by shortie on Wed, Feb 8 2012
  • organic and pasture fed

    Has anyone tried to buy local foods, organic and pasture fed meats? I am doing so and feeling so much better and my numbers reflect this. No processed foods to speak of either. So much of our foods are packed in third world countries and our own products having other countries foods added to them ---not following our growing regulations. There is nothing
    Posted to Staying Healthy (Forum) by shortie on Sun, Feb 5 2012
  • Re: Warm low blood sugar, cold high blood sugar

    Good descriptions! I get hungry if my glucose is high! And also sleepy.
    Posted to Taking Charge of Type 2 (Forum) by shortie on Sun, Feb 5 2012
  • Metformin Linked to B12 Deficiency

    I was watching Dr Oz tonight and he spoke of B 12 deficiency and tested his audience for it and 1/3 of the audience had it! Has anyone been tested for this? I have not! WebMD has an article on it that said just what Oz stated---THAT METFORMIN LOWERS OUR B12.......no one ever told me this! If you are very tired...like I am of late....have it tested.
    Posted to Coping with Complications (Forum) by shortie on Wed, Jan 11 2012
  • Re: Measuring 2 hours after a meal... how would you make that more clear?

    "So blood glucose checking is more like a compass that gives you information to help decide on which direction to go. I often suggest that people think of blood glucose checking as a personal scientific experiment that helps you to understand how your body reacts to various foods and activities." John Zrebiec I like that answer John....very
    Posted to Taking Charge of Type 2 (Forum) by shortie on Thu, Jan 5 2012
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