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    AMYCRAFT05   18,060
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Wish that I knew what to do

Saturday, March 24, 2012

My life has changed quite a bit. I am now at a job where I make about $2000 less a month. All of my money goes to bills now and my husband is in control of the grocery shopping.

I am very thankful to have a job, I can't afford my medication now and it is really bothering me. I have no motivation to be active, I am depressed most of the time, and I have to eat whatever he buys. Lets just say....that if I only ate the healthy foods in my house, I would starve.
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NAYPOOIE 3/26/2012 2:38PM

    Can he pay the bills and you do the grocery shopping? Failing that, get a good multivitamin and practice portion control.

I second the $4 Walmart prescriptions, if your meds are something that can do that.

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ELISADENK 3/25/2012 5:45PM

    Glad you have a job!

Write down your food requests and give it to your hubby?

Make some phone calls or do an internet search and see if you can pay less for your meds.
Call the big pharmacy that makes them.

Some pharmacies (local and otherwise) will lower their prices if you explain to them what is happening.

Oh, and check out the Sp Teams that deal with Living on a Shoestring or finances or budgeting. The members have some really great ideas.

OOOOHHH, and while you are at it. (When you've got the time, of course) call the bill companies and find out if there are ways you can pay less. Lots of electric and gas and phone companies have special plans for those who don't have much $$.

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Keep us posted, okay? We care..... emoticon

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SAVINGHANNAH 3/25/2012 5:37PM

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BORN4GREATNESS 3/25/2012 12:52PM

    One day at a time :o) This helps me to get through the tougher patches in life. Do what you can today, and take it one day at a time. Something you could try is to take a few minutes to write a grocery list of what you'd like that's healthy or work one out together. Thinner's idea about making it a date is a cute idea! Also, finding a creative outlet helps, whether its painting, reading a book, yoga, kickboxing, playing an instrument, spending time with a pet, singing really loudly with music or whatever you love to do. I hope for the best for you!!! emoticon

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MOMFAN 3/24/2012 11:44PM

    Hugs and prayer!

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THINNER321 3/24/2012 10:20PM

  Sorry to hear of your job, I hope it works out for you. Your page is awesome, congradulations on your progress. What medications do you take? Are there generics for it? Ask your doctor if something similar could be ordered like the $4 prescription list at wal-mart. You can ask for the list and bring it to the doctor. My doctor keeps it in his office because a lot of people are in the same situation. They don't have everything but there is quite a bit on there. And for shopping... how about you go with your hubby to the store. Make it a date! Hope for the best for you! emoticon

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