I went to the doc yesterday to get refills on my meds I recently started. I told him that I really cannot afford all these brand name drugs. There isn't a generic for the Nexium, so he put me on Omeprazole. And for the Celebrex, he switched it to Meloxicam. He also started me on Lyrica (samples) so I'm hoping that if they help, I'll find a generic for that too.
BUT, I don't want to compromise my health just to save a few bucks. I'm all fine with trying them out now, and since m disease isn't in a severe state as of right now, that's fine. But with my scleroderma, it's supposed to progress very fast. And after the damge of fibrosis is done, there is no return.
So basically, my question is, have any of y'all had a good experience on generics? Should I sacrifice the extra bucks to better take care of myself?? The company I work for almost forces upon us to get generics. But I think when they say that, it's directed to 'normal' people who get perscribed antibiotics for the occasional cold. Thoughts?
"Rule number one is, don't sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it's all small stuff."
Dx: Potential Lupus, Diffuse Systemic Sclerosis, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
Rx: Prednisone 5mg 1x daily, Lyrica 75mg 2x daily, Omeprazole 200mg 1x daily, Xanax .5mg prn