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Do any of you ever think about what you would do in a catastrophic emergency if you could not get your medications?


Since we are only allowed to purchase prescriptions from our neighborhood pharmacy one month at a time, that worries me sometimes.


At least I can stock up on Prilosec. That is the one I truly could not cope without for even 1/2 day.


I am required to put together an emergency supply of essentials as part of the requirements for licensed daycare. It made me think of my medications. I could not take care of anyone else if I did not at least have my Prilosec (and my Felodipine is a close second). That is scary for a single mom who cares for other's children to think about.


I have never spent a lot of time thinking about catastrophic emergencies or preparing for them just in case. But to become licensed for daycare, I have to and I actually have always wanted to get together a proper supply of things.


Anyway, just wondering if anyone else thought of the same thing and if anyone had any ideas or solutions. I know I can get 3 months at a time if I mail order but then one has to have a credit card and then of course you have to pay the finance charges.....I guess ya gotta do what ya gotta do......I've heard that somewhere else before......


Take Care,


Take care,



Serena Justis

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International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Wow! No I have never thought about it, but boy what a good idea. I'm not sure how I would go about all of this.....but it certainly is something to think about. Right off the top of my head, I think we'd have to discuss this with our doctors, then be willing to pay out of pocket for extra meds since the insurance companies won't allow more than a 30 day supply at a time.....then I suppose the pharmacist would have to be willing.........


....I will give this more thought... Anyone else?

Warm and gentle hugs,



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International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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