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-- Verify that all of your prescriptions are really necessary. Investigate lower-cost drugs (generic, free samples, low-cost providers such as Wal-Mart, Canada). My mother was able to simply give up Nexium and a drug for bladder control--they are expensive and didn't help that much. Changing her diet seemed to have about the same effect as the drugs. I have also given up some of my asthma and allergy meds so that I'm only left with one expensive one and one OTC.


I quit taking Lipitor.
Even though I have insurance that pays 80% of the cost of the drug...
I decided to take a look at it.
I never felt good while taking it.
It has a list of harmful side-effects longer than your arm.
You are not supposed to eat/drink grapefruit/juice while taking it.
I then took a look at grapefruit.
Grapefruit has a list of BENEFITS longer than your arm.
I also like grapefruit.
So I asked myself: Do you want to give up something that you like and that has a list of benefits longer than your arm in favor of something with unproven benefits and that has a list of harmful side-effects longer than your arm -- AND that costs a fortune?


The grapefruit won.

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