I have asthma. Have had it all my life. Something I had to hide when I joined both branches of service.
A few years ago I had a bad bronchial infection and the Dr. put me on Advair disks and they worked great and I breathed a lot better. If I ordered these one disk at a time it was $78. If I ordered online, three at a time, it was $40 for all three. Bargain, right?
Last year I went off all Asthma meds when I started cycling. The idea was make my own adrenaline and replace the fake adrenaline and it worked. It wasn’t always easy to not use the meds but it worked and I was living without the meds for six months. That is, until I went to Seattle, stayed in a crappy hotel and got another chest infection and the Dr put me back on Advair. Except now, they cost $170 for three. As of this month, they are now over $200 for a three month supply.
Just canceled the next order due. It’s not the money, it’s the principle. I’ll find a way to live healthy without the meds if you are going to charge more and more for medicine that allows me to simply fucking breathe.