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TeaLeaf

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#198764 21-Jul-2016 15:46
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It looks kinda like ebay etc.

 

I need thyroid medication which I have prescription for but our country (like everything its either ruined or sold off) cut funding for but also nobody supplies it. Its sold under NHS in Australia but my medicare ran out ages ago.


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  #1596379 21-Jul-2016 16:03
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...and iOffer sell drugs ?

 

 





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  #1596383 21-Jul-2016 16:07
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buying medication online is crazy


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  #1596386 21-Jul-2016 16:14
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You risk brick dust in your pills or other nasties buying pharmaceuticals online.  Not worth the risk.





 

 

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this medication is not available in nz (anymore, another 3rd world health system cut back) and your body doesnt operate without it, even with it, it operates poorly. its a very well known brand. i know what you guys are saying. but the people who put me onto it havnt had any issues so far with quality control. i just thought it might have been a well known site.

 

thing is australia will only export to NZ with Aus doctor scripts not NZ doctor ones. even though im in the medicare system, my card has expired. i wonder has it. a cheap flight over to see my old GP and get a years script.

 

these arent dodgy drugs by the way, more like heart medication or diabetes etc.


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  #1596585 21-Jul-2016 23:46
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Out of interest what is the name of the drug?  I take it you do not like the generic version that is now funded?  I would be surprised to hear a valid drug treatment was not available in NZ at all if it as main stream as you suggest.  Maybe a case of Paracetamol vs Panadol (obviously not specifically these but same principle)??


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  #1596610 22-Jul-2016 06:32
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ZollyMonsta:

 

You risk brick dust in your pills or other nasties buying pharmaceuticals online.  Not worth the risk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For some people it is worth the risk

 

 

 

 

 

If your illness is terminal , you will try anything

 

 

 

 

 

I watched a progam on some guy in Tasmania who had hepatitus c , and the Australian funding sysytem would not pay for the pills ,3 months supply cured the person of the disease , he ended up flying to India and brought his medication from there .

 

He then set up a buyers club to help other people around the world that had the same problem, including NZers

 

 

 

The drug is now fully funded in Australia , but still not in NZ

 

 

 

Good luck in your search for medication TeaLeaf

 

 

 

 


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  #1596731 22-Jul-2016 11:07
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itxtme:

 

I would be surprised to hear a valid drug treatment was not available in NZ at all if it as main stream as you suggest.  

 

well be suprised. NZ has one of the worst health systems i have ever experienced. i dont think they set aside money for health like they do in australia with medicare, so the government cant take that money and use it for making new flags or some other 2c concept.

 

its T3, the hormone T4 converts to. some people cant convert T4 to T3. so they have to take T3 directly. and its probably in the top 5 health conditions of it nature. ie its VERY common. The Brandd we call Tertroxin was used in this country until about 5 years ago. It was mysterically pulled, nobody knows why, but it left a lot of people with a very common issue ill. 

 

Its $5 in Australia for a 3 month supply.

 

Also in Australia they do standard thyroid tests we dont even have the capability to do in NZ. 

 

Surprised?

 

Dont be the government is more interested in breaking our economy on the back of a seriously over inflated singular city housing bubble, which is keeping the NZ dollar high artificially, which means when it comes to actually making real money ie exports, tourism etc they are all hurting. Does that surprise you? :-)




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  #1596734 22-Jul-2016 11:11
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marlinz:

 

ZollyMonsta:

 

You risk brick dust in your pills or other nasties buying pharmaceuticals online.  Not worth the risk.

 

 

 

For some people it is worth the risk

 

 

Thank you for showing some compassion and understanding. Simply put this hormone is the start of every process in your body, without it you feel like you like the next day after drinking 3litres of bourbon and 3 packs of cigs, with a bad case of dementia and the inability to process any cognition along with all over body pain and general inability to have correct mobility.

 

I sometimes wonder if some people on this forum are like the way they act on the forum in real life, in fact it scares me a bit.


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  #1596742 22-Jul-2016 11:20
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TeaLeaf:

 

marlinz:

 

ZollyMonsta:

 

You risk brick dust in your pills or other nasties buying pharmaceuticals online.  Not worth the risk.

 

 

 

For some people it is worth the risk

 

 

Thank you for showing some compassion and understanding. Simply put this hormone is the start of every process in your body, without it you feel like you like the next day after drinking 3litres of bourbon and 3 packs of cigs, with a bad case of dementia and the inability to process any cognition along with all over body pain and general inability to have correct mobility.

 

I sometimes wonder if some people on this forum are like the way they act on the forum in real life, in fact it scares me a bit.

 

 

 

 

It is known on this forum that I have a disability, I take a lot of medication, that is 10 tablets twice daily and injections weekly. The injections cost over $2700 per injection. Now from time to time Pharmac will change what is funded as a result of the tendering process and more expensive suppliers are dropped of the funding list often in favour of generic medication. Generic medication is no different and cannot be so by law therefore the results from taking them is the same.

 

If your particular drug has been dropped your doctor will be able to prescribe a generic replacement, if however it has been dropped or ethical, safety or effectiveness then that is a matter to discuss with your doctor. Pharmac does not drop subsidies lightly and there are good reason why they do not approve drugs for NZ.

 

Buying drugs offshore is very risky and something I certainly would never do. 

 

 


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  #1596748 22-Jul-2016 11:30
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ive spoken with pharmac. it all comes down to $.

 

i dont want to go into it but essentially we now have a generation of doctors who think T4 resolves every patient with hashimotos. this is due to the pharmaceutical subsidy. i would explain pharmaceutical companies and money etc but its too long winded. but there are still some doctors in this country who are aware of the issue. its well known in more switched on countries.

 

anyway pharmac advised me to try to import it from australia or rally the government to have it reestablished, big lols at that.

 

so like I said, you cant export from australia without an australian doctors script, a NZ doctors wont work. but you can from other countries, you just need to show the script at customs. this is very common place.

 

sincerely sorry to hear you have a disability Mike. health is such a blessing. when people have it most dont realise how easily it can be taken away and when it is life can be hard to live through, practically (i dont mean from a depression perspective)


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 I also have a on going medical condition , one of the drugs i take at the moment costs over $100,000 a year pharmac doesn't subsidise it at the moment

 

 

 

I was lucky enough to get compasionate access to the drug , through my Doctor and the pharmacuetical company that produces it

 

 

 

I feel very fortunate


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Can someone explain why you have to wait until October to be an enrolled patient at a medical centre if you enrol now? ie the charge you the full $85 per visit until October even though you are enrolling now. Slight off tack but a family member needs to change Drs due to location change but cant afford to pay $85 a visit as they need to see the Dr fornightly at the moment. Something is seriously flawed in our health system.

 

marlinz:

 

 I feel very fortunate

 

 

wow thats awesome Marlinz.

 

health, education, small business, what is so hard for this government to understand whats important to a countries sucess.


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  #1596763 22-Jul-2016 11:46
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TeaLeaf:

 

Can someone explain why you have to wait until October to be an enrolled patient at a medical centre if you enrol now? ie the charge you the full $85 per visit until October even though you are enrolling now. Slight off tack but a family member needs to change Drs due to location change but cant afford to pay $85 a visit as they need to see the Dr fornightly at the moment. Something is seriously flawed in our health system.

 

 

 

 

It's numbers, basically you register and as folks move on you move up the list until you reach the top. I was fortunate when I moved I was taken straight away but my wife had to wait for a couple of months.


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I guess it depends what area you live in

 

 

 

My intitail doctors visit was $45 , one visit only then $15 per visit after that .

 

 


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marlinz:

 

 I also have a on going medical condition , one of the drugs i take at the moment costs over $100,000 a year pharmac doesn't subsidise it at the moment

 

 

 

I was lucky enough to get compasionate access to the drug , through my Doctor and the pharmacuetical company that produces it

 

 

 

I feel very fortunate

 

 

 

 

Wow,

 

I thought we had it bad

 

My wife is on a medication that is $45k / year that is not Pharmac funded for her condition.

 

My wife's Neurologist has this covered by a research grant and has done for several years.

 

I am very thankful that the Neurologist did this for us, life without this drug was hell and we don’t want to go back.

 

I don’t know what we will do if the research grant gets pulled.

 

 

 

 

 

 





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