Common Questions and Answers about How much does synthroid cost without insurance
I would also talk to your doctor and see if he/she might help you out. I was withoutinsurance for a while once and my doc cut his usual rate for me...He had been without insurance once as well. Most doctors will also let you make payments as long as you keep up with them.
I assume you don't make a massive amount of money or you would be able to afford treatment. The other thing I mentioned (as I grew up withoutinsurance my whole life) is to find a doctor that has cheap prices or even lets you make payments. We have done this through most of my childhood. You will need to cover the office visit and the blood tests. Hopefully they can give you the bare minimum since you have been treated for so long.
I have been taking a compound thyroid for awhile and I feel great, but I have new insurance and the cost of synthroid is now pretty low and I'm thinking about going back unless I can find a cheaper compound. I'm paying $50/month with $7 shipping in Burbank, CA and that seems to be the going rate (give or take $5). Any thoughts?
If I am allergic to say Synthroid because of a component within the drug by switching to another manufacturers brand it may be Okay because they use filler A instead of synthroid filler B which reacts differently in my body.. Does this make sense to everyone? It is not so much the actual hormone in the drug but rather all the extra components that cause the variations...
I had my TT on May 10, 2010. Papillary cancer. Although I feel fully recovered from surgery, I'm still adjusting to life without a thyroid and a life on Synthroid. It took until around the middle of August for me to feel fully recovered from the surgery. With all pain and/or numbness of the incision area completely gone. Also, my para's were stunned and my calcium dropped so low I went into Tetany (look it up - such fun) four days after surgery.
I've been on generic levothyroxine, along with cytomel since January and although I still have some symptoms, I feel SO much better than I did on synthroid. That's not to say synthroid wouldn't have eventually helped me to feel better, though - I believe my pcp was the problem there as he refused to consider any labs other than TSH and Free T4, then kept dropping my dosage based ONLY on TSH, in spite of the fact that my Free T4 was at the very bottom of the range or even sometimes below it.
Allow me to also mention, I'm Catholic and had been praying to God while under treatment of Synthroid and eventually due to circumstances beyond my control that was a painful desperate situation that lasted several months that I never want to experience again I in desperation had to run immediately to Colombia where even without health insurance health care is accessible and there is no perscription requirement.
50 mcg of Synthroid, but still feel tired, crazy thoughts, not hungry too much, moody, rage, very bad emotional periods, and much more. Do you think this means I need an increase in Synthroid?
What is happening to me? Please help!!
Both are widely available USA products, and more open for docs to Rx it. Plus most insurance will cover it. But if you lack insurance it can cost up to $150 a month on the name brands. Luckily there is also a lower cost generic version of Cytomel.
Erfa is a Canadian product that is not imported for sale here by continental retail US pharmacys. The Rx is faxed to a Canadian pharmacy, you pay all out of pocket from a credit card, and its shipped here.
Total T3 really tells us nothing, because we have no idea howmuch of that is bound by protein and unusable. Same goes for T4.
You might try pre-interviewing doctors to find one that test for FT3 and FT4, as well as prescribe all types of medication, including, T3 and T3/T4 combos, such as Armour, ERFA, etc.
It's usually $10, but would have been $89 without! I pay $21 for synthroid. I'm not sure howmuch it is without insurance.
blsdnvd- I take 150mcg Selenium a day. It has seemed to help a little bit with my hypo symptoms and my eyes. Is your current dr going to let you add a T3 med?
I know how exhausting it is to find a dr who will listen to you. I just had an appt with a new endo.
It would be nice to see a doctor who could show genuine interest in me as a patient even though I am not loaded with money or great insurance. I tried to get insurance a number of years ago, but because of other health issues since taking this drug, was turned down. The cost would be too great for me to bear. I am 60 and my husband is disabled although still working part time. I could use some help please.
His theory is that having taken antibotics kills off not only the bad intestional things but also the good ones. I'm now changing howmuch liquid I drink with my meals and working on his other suggestions. Fatigue is less severe that it was (I'm up and functioning) but not where it should be. Brain fog still lives. I did seem my GP and she prescribed Zyrtec and Flonase. I've noticed that the post nasal drip has gone but I'm still cloudy headed.
I KNOW I have something wrong with my thyroid. I am miserable. How many of you also felt bad with TSH around these levels. How many agree that this level is not ideal and can cause symptoms???
I heard of doctors not wanting to believe you have a thyroid problem, but the last thing I expected was to come here for help and have somebody tell me I am making things up. I am literally choking on my swollen thyroid (I get an ultrasound Monday). How can anyone tell me that I am imagining that??
00 PM - Ears are now ringing again, im foggy again, im shakey, and I just want to lay down on the floor and I have to tell my wife I dont feel good.
10:00 I finished a glass of beer and im heading to bed. It was a very joyful day, I felt acceptable (not good) for 8 hours.
Am I fooling myself thinking this is one day going to get better? Why Do I feel so crappy in the morning? Should I take my medicine earlier? Am I not taking enough? Is it something else?
What you are looking at is neither quick nor pleasant. It probably will cost at least as much to die as getting it taken care of, by the time you throw in the funeral your son may not be able to attend.
If things go badly, dying may be a lot more expensive than fixing the problem. Especially if you can fix the problem with the help of some sort of assistance program.
Also, frequently people confuse pvc's with the natural way your heart speeds up and slows down while taking a breath.. Its pretty much impossible to know if you're having pvc's, and how many, unless you're hooked up to a monitor.
It breaks my heart to hear that because i know howmuch we all want this to happen for us! and howmuch love fear and tears we put into this long process! Stay strong it could still be good news!! If you need to talk i am here for you!!!
i do not get dizzy no matter howmuch i try, (thats another story) isnt it too early? howmuch of this may be legit? how much is in my head and how much is from the hormones? its now 28 months ttc and were really just ready for it!! please help me straighten myself out! one week to go and i dont want to start going nuts and do not want to get our hopes up.
If you do switch to Synthroid, be sure to ask your pharmacist what the cash cost is versus an insurance co-pay. The Synthroid website gives you coupons if you pay the cash price, and my first prescription ended up being half of what my co-pay would have been!
Good luck to you, and I hope you're soon feeling better.
I have the home delivery mail order thing on my insurance and went online to see howmuch my Sythroid would be and it wasn't bad. With these programs you generally get three to six months supply of your medicine for the price of one month and it's delivered to your door. I was quoted for a 90 day supply of 125 mg of Synthroid $25.00 which works out to $100 a year.
I think this is a great match. He is also about saving the most amount of money. Our first visit only cost $20!!!!! I'm jumping out of my skin, but I've gotta wait till May. It'll be better for everyone. I am not a nice person to be around when I'm stressing over money or getting overwhelmed......
I was on it for almost a year and mine cost about $9/month with insurance; $40/month without. Of course, we must keep in mind that 300 mcg is the highest dose of synthroid made; therefore, at 900 mcg/day, you would need 90 pills/month, rather than 30.
Bottom line, here, is that you really must get some blood work done to find out where you're at or you are going to stay sick.
I'm gathering info on the various conventional medications available for treating hypothyroidism. My doctor recommends Synthroid. I see people posting info about Tirosint being costly, but not having fillers and dye. Is it the same case with Levoxyl? I would have to pay for any prescription drugs myself so price is a consideration.
Maybe you should speak to your doc and see if they can provide you with samples until you are back on track with your insurance. Without the hormone replacement med's you will definitely go into hypo mode and you do not want that to happen.
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