Can't Afford Meds For My Adhd, Help!

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Asked by fidgety10

Can't Afford Meds For My Adhd, Help!

how does an adult with adhd get help if they are broke? I can't find any help to get meds and i cant even keep a job with out them. I have tried to get help from the county and there isnt any place to get an RX for adderall or any adhd meds if you have no money. I find my self being so depressed, stuck in my apartment and i am about to lose my mind. I can't even keep a job with out my meds. I am about to lose my mind too! anyone have any good advise.

Answer

Hi there!

You are not alone. There are so many people in this same boat. I sure hope things change soon so that people who do not have insurance can get the help they need with things like prescriptions.

I am the community leader over on My Depression Connection. I wrote an article some months ago in response to the overwhelming demand for help with obtaining both mental health services and prescriptions at reduced cost for those who have no money or insurance. Here is the part of my article which just may help you now:

How to get Financial Help for Prescription Medications and Antidepressants:

I found a cheap way to get my son's Prozac was by using Walmart's prescription program and it is only $4 to get his prescription filled. I will tell you more about this plan as well as other financial assistance programs for paying for medications.

  • Here is a listing of all the prescription meds that Walmart will fill for just four dollars.

Some of the antidepressants listed include:

  • Amitriptyline (Elavil)
  • Citalopram (Celexa, which is the older version of Lexapro)
  • Doxepin (Adapine or Sinquan)
  • Fluoxetine (Prozac)
  • Nortriptyline (Aventyl)
  • Paroxetine (Paxil)
  • Trazodone (Desyrel or Trialodine)
  • There is also an organization called Needy Meds which may be able to give you assistance in obtaining your medications. Just follow this link.

  • Mental Health America also has some ideas of how you can get your medications paid for when you don't have the financial means.

  • You may also call the Partnership for Prescription Assistance with this toll free number: 1-888-477-2669 or you may access their web site here.

I sure hope this helps some. Let me know if you need any more information. Read my full article for suggestions on this topic.