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What happens when you can't afford your Sythroid medication and stop taking it?

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masso 28 May 2016

Abbott Laboratories has a Patient Assistance Program.

Call the following # and ask them:

Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm CST

stressedout2 28 May 2016

Thanks for the phone number. Have a great weekend!
I will call first thing Monday morning.

masso 28 May 2016

You are welcome and you too have a good weekend.-

smileyhappy 28 May 2016

It can be lethal. Call your doctor.

stressedout2 28 May 2016

I called him and he stated "there is nothing I can do for you".
I'm looking for a new PC Dr.

smileyhappy 28 May 2016

Gee nice doctor! I have no thyroid because of thyroid cancer. It was removed. I cannot live without the synthroid because I can die since it's acting as my thyroid.

Try to find an endocrinologist they study the endocrine system.

Confused111 29 May 2016

I don't know if this helps but if you can't get help from Abbot, Walmart has them on their $4 list. (If there's a Walmart where you live) I believe they even have a $10 for 90 day supply too. I wish you good health!

whathesaid 27 Aug 2016

The medication offered at Walmart isn't Synthroid. It is a generic levothyroxine. Yes. There is a huge difference. My insurance stopped paying for Synthroid and switched me to a generic. I gained 50 pounds. My hair was shedding everywhere. And if I told you what my blood test said, you probably wouldn't believe me.

katemac 21 Jun 2016

Please don't stop taking it. My sister did because she felt it was making her sick and ended up with Myxedema - which can be deadly! free discount card

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