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I am on Medicare and the first Vesicare cost me $252 because of my deductible needing to be met. My next bottle was going to cost about $118 and I thought that was still too much.
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I started using Depends at night, because I was afraid of missing the signal to get up and go or that I would have an accident on the way to the bathroom. It's given me confidence to fall asleep and stay asleep longer. I really like the new underware Depends. I even use these if I'm going out of the house. They're not noticeable under regular street clothes.
Your case sounds identical to mine including the urinary urgency block and full strgnth IBS pills for constipation. My urologist told me nothing stops the needing to get up at night to go if that's what I thought. He said it only stops me from having leaks before I get to the toilet. Also the last time I got the IBS pills with constipation, it cost me $252 and then they want $119 this last time and neither one of these kinds of pills helped so I'm going a few days on my own to see. I just can't afford that kind of money for something that doesn't help much or at all. The last prescription of pills for urinary urgency were going to cost me $81 for one month.
@marthalewfinn918 It is possible now to find low sodium cottage cheese. I just found some last week. The brand is Hood, which I think is just in the northeast, and it has 55 mg of sodium per half cup.
@jimhd I can head to the bathroom with no urgency and as soon as I get there it is extremely urgent. That's why I think there might be a psychological component. If there is then I don't think a urologist will be able to help even though he deals mostly with female problems. I think perhaps a good urogynecologist would be appropriate but they are hard to come by up here in NH. My son-in-law's sister is one in Boston but I think I might feel funny going to her even thought I really like her a lot. Also, it would be nice to not have another doctor in Boston, I already have so many.
@marthalewfinn918 This info about magnesium is very interesting. I take magnesium and my magnesium is within range of where it should be so I guess it should not be causing me any problems. It could be higher though. I was actually prescribed two magnesium pills a day but was running out so I was only taking one per day and my numbers were in the OK range so I stayed with one.
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