5mg a day was too much and he was having bad side effects, extreme lethargy, he stopped eating,and drinking and his diarrhea actually got worse. Half a pill ever other day was not enough his stool was normal the first day then back to diarrhea the second. Half a pill mg a day seems to be the formula that works for him. He tolerates it well,and his stool remains normal. Mischief is much more active and healthy now,and is actually gaining weight. I am very pleased. Like I said I think it saved his life. Also the drug is very inexpensive $10 bucks a month
Just the same, cortisone shots are commonly used--and often are successful--in helping to relieve arthritis symptoms temporarily. Some patients are able to use them to get enough pain relief to hold off joint replacement surgery for months or even years. Cortisone shots are a treatment for pain; they do not alter the course of arthritis and they do not cure the condition. In general, they are more commonly used for arthritis of other joints than they are for arthritis of the hip joint.
I do have insurance, work full time, have for all of my adult life. And, I can’t afford the care of my own freaking teeth!! Whether you have insurance or not, it is a fortune. The health care industry is in crisis, never in older generations did people have to pay so much for health and dental insurance and STILL have to pay a fortune out of pocket and for prescriptions that are expensive. Its what happens when something as important as health care is left to the wolves of capitalism, as is the way of so many of our systems over the last few generations. I would give anything for SOCIALIZED HEALTH AND DENTAL CARE RIGHT NOW. We live in a world where we have to be insured for everything – this is progress?!?!
Have a nice day – and by the way – we were all immigrants to this country unless you are a native american, which I’m guessing you’re not.