Motinurse, there's a Norvir that doesn't have to stay in the fridge - it's wonderful for travelling! DH switched a few years ago, it works just the same, but so much easier to deal with in hot climates.
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I keep my meds in my room, except for Norvir which I have to leave in the fridge. I take off the label. In India having Diabetes is also a huge stigma. My Indian boyfriend is working a computer job out of state and has 4 roomates. He tells them his pills are vitamins. Its working so far. If my roomate came out and asked me I am very out about my status and i would just tell him. Worst case scenario for me would be finding another roomate. But if you are not comfortable disclosing for whatever reason it must be very stressful for you to have people asking questions. I'd just do as the Dr. said and say the meds are for another illness. Most people are satisfied with that Good Luck!
Yeah, some people have questioned DH about his medical stuff (he was really sick for a while and was out of work for 2 months) - he just tells them it's Hep C (which he does have) and that kinds of ends the questions.
So the dr's advice to say the meds are for another condition is probably the best way to handle it, if it isn't something one wants to share.
I have a question about privacy/ disclosure? I don't know ware to place it. I have medical insurance that covers my prescriptions, but they would only pay if I mail order my prescription under their selected company. when I received my first prescription my roommate asked me what type of medication I was receiving by mail? I feel that this method is and had violated my anonymity, and confidentiality. an you help.
Response from Mr. Chambers
I assume that nothing on the package named the medications or the reason they are used, and your room mate simply noticed it was medications and asked out of general curiosity.
That's a difficult question to answer. If you act too mysterious and secretive, you may only raise your room mate's curiosity. It is probably better to simply point to a minor ongoing problem that requires medication, chemical imbalance, asthma, allergies or whatever? Unless he/she is a med student, that should suffice.
I would suggest you keep the bottles tucked away. The names of the medications can easily lead to the reason they are prescribed.
Finally, check with your state insurance department. Some states prohibit insurance carriers from requiring use of their mail order sites, but it's not widely publicized.
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