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Mon, Apr. 19th, 2010, 08:49 pm
My Eyes

The Opthomologist told me I had blood vessels growing in my eyes due to excessive dryness.  She prescribed eye drops and over-the-counter ones as well.  The prescription was $289 dollars so that is on hold.  Apparently I am to keep taking it for six months in order to get my eyes to produce more tears.  I think the price tag covers the tear production adequately.  My company insurance covers 80 percent of my doctor visits after I meet the $250-$500 deductible so I am sure that my eyes will be producing even more tears on their own in the near future.

I decided to go to my chiropractor weekly instead because that is about $45 a week and I believe that will help deal with inflammation and nervous system failures more effectively and less expensively than those drugs.  I decided to get some homeopathic remedies instead of the OTC drugs-- Simalisan natural tears, Evening Primrose Oil, Vitamin B complex, vitamin C and a banana a day--on the recommendation of this article: www.associatedcontent.com/article/79316/relieve_your_dry_eyes_naturally.html.

That shit was expensive too, but I'm am not so worried about the side effects of these as opposed to the drugs.  Go ahead and let me know if you think I'm being crazy or stupid.  I'm just scared.  I'm worried about losing sight in one eye and the anxiety about getting buried under still more medical bills I cannot afford and screwing up my credit even more comes as a close second.

Health care should be a human right, not a for-profit commodity.

Fri, Apr. 23rd, 2010 06:56 pm (UTC)
bigdoug

Well, thankfully some sort of health care bill passed, even if the Republifucks tried to "Just say NO!" to everything that the democrats have tried to pass.

If it were me I'd just buy over the counter stuff, organic/natural or not... I don't see why anyone would have to pay $300 for eye drops.

Tue, Apr. 27th, 2010 03:12 am (UTC)
hrhqod1

Yikes to all of that! And yet, if the homeopathic stuff works, use it. Nevertheless, they are your Eyes. You need them. So if you sense this is not working. Get the OTC stuff. And if that does not work the prescription stuff will bump you out of your deductible quickly!

Wed, Apr. 28th, 2010 12:31 am (UTC)
quixotic_otaku

The prescription is not included in my health insurance. Plenty of people get along alright w/o sight.