(Closed) Just stressed

posted 5 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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3779 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@LucyLaLa:  Let’s try to tackle one thing at a time 🙂

You prescriptions: If you don’t already, can you get them in generic form? Have you checked prices at other pharmacies? Can you get a prescription discount card?

Post # 5
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882 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@LucyLaLa:  On the insurance note, I don’t think that copays on office visits or prescriptions are applied toward your deductible anyway so it won’t matter unless you have a major surgery or hospital stay.  Don’t you love health care?

Post # 6
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882 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@LucyLaLa:  

 

As for the rest, I gained 6 pounds over Easter so I am right with ya on that one.  Easter candy is my kryptonite!

 

Wedding planning is so stressful, just breathe and be glad you are almost done (unlike me).  As for your inlawas planning your first child, I certainly would not let that dictate my career moves. You need to do what is best for you and YOUR family (ie: You and the hubs)

 

As for money, sounds like mom has that taken care of so try not to let that one bug you.

 

I have noticed that, at least once per week, I feel on the verge of a nervous breakdown.  I, sadly, don’t have any advice except to look towards the future and try to muddle through this.

 

Post # 8
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882 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@LucyLaLa:  I think we are going to be over budget too.  Oh well, it’s one day and money will come and go.  Just try to breath and “enjoy” your engagement.  I totally feel your pain, sister.  Totally.

My flab isn’t coming back off like I expected and we have engagement pics next weekend.  So that sucks.  I know what you mean about the emotional eating.  I am the exact same way.  We need to form a support group.

And everyday, I think about my stupid wedding dress and how I want to do all these major changes and I am afraid they won’t be able to do them or they won’t do them right and then I kick myself for not just looking around more and then I freak out and want to get a new dress and then I calm down again.  It is a viscious cycle that repeats itself once every week or so. AGH!!!!

Post # 9
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1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@LucyLaLa:  Sorry to hear you’re feeling so stressed!

Are there Costco stores where you live? I am uninsured and get 4 prescriptions filled (generic) monthly there. It costs about $35 for all of them. You can use the pharmacy without a Costco membership. A friend of mine pays $50 for her laundry list of medications at Costco without insurance, even though she has it! If she submitted her insurance and paid the copays, it would be over $250 per month. It sounds crazy that it would cost so much more WITH insurance, but it does.

You may be able to get prescriptions filled in Canada for much, much cleaper, too. Also, call around to Walmart, Target, Maijer, etc. For some reason, some prescriptions are a lot cheaper at some stores. There are better options available now than there has ever been.

I’ve been uninsured for several years now, so I’ve had to figure out how to make my health care affordable. 

Anyway, not much advice for the other stuff. But the prescriptions I know about!

Post # 11
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1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@LucyLaLa:  You can use insurance at Costco! Also try Sam’s Club. They have the same deal as Costco where you can use the pharmacy if you do not have a membership.

Yes, it is technically illegal to import drugs from Canada. However, the U.S. is currently turning a blind eye to it. You can import up to three months supply without fear of prosecution. Customs is only concerned with traffickers.

I know many people who order drugs from Canada because it is their best and sometimes only option. I have ordered contact lenses from Canada because I could not afford to get my prescription updated at the time (another trick for those of you who are uninsured and broke!).

I don’t have much problem skirting the law if the law makes no sense, I am fairly certain I will not get in trouble and I’m not hurting anyone. There’s plenty of arguments to be made about that statement, but I’m not willing to argue about it.

Just wanted to share what I’ve done to get through hard times.

Post # 12
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882 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@LucyLaLa:  I was planning on using the seamstress in house at the bridal salon but I haven’t seen her work yet so I am getting nervous.  I may shop around before making a final decision.  I just haven’t heard much talk about anyone extraordinary with wedding gowns in my area.

I totally understand about the money thing.  I am stressed about money constantly and my parents are paying for the majority of the wedding!  But, Fiance is in school and so times are tight anyway.  It’s hard for a nurse who used to be single to turn into the bread winner for two.  We aren’t broke but now I actually have to save my money before I can buy those shoes and I really don’t NEED that new shade of lipstick now, do I?  Being a grown up sucks.

Post # 15
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882 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@LucyLaLa:  Congrats on passing the test.  My thoughts and prayers and with you and all of Boston right now.  Have a fun, wedding filled weekend!

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