Diaper costs vs. medications - what's best?

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mikesecret

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For people with limited income due to disability the cost of pull-up diapers is often a problem so I limit their use. I have an increasing problem with daytime bladder control due mainly to urge incontinence that is probably a side effect of another degenerative illness so going out unprotected is less of an option and I feel restricted in where I can go without protection. I know all the bathrooms when I go out for groceries or for other reasons. I see a doctor in a few days about this and I guess he'll probably recommend either medication or regular protection. Has anybody tried the medication? I heard it can have lots of side effects. A friend told me the doctor might write a prescription for diapers but does anybody know if workplace supplementary health benefits will cover this or how much information has to be provided, like do they need to get a diagnosis or have a claim report completed. A social worker told me I could contact my employer or union about supplementary benefits, but explaining the issue could be embarrassing.
 

AvrilNigaud

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Personally I am on 8 different prescribed medications plus 5-6 OTC medicines that are Dr, recommended. I am going the diaper route because of the good possibility of side effects that could interfere with my other medications. I also do not want surgical procedures because I have been told surgery may other not help or even make my condition worse. I am not ashamed of the diapers and if someone else has a problem with it, they are correct. It is their problem because I certainly don't have one.
 

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Closing, as you've another thread on this elsewhere in the forum.
 
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