Squeeze My Chest Harder Why Don’t You!

$6.80 A Tablet! that is US$4.75 just to swallow one pill! Ahhhhhhhhh! Unbelievable……

It all began after recovering from my knee injury…..what started out as a mild throat infection slowly led to a chest congestion.  I paid a visit to the doctor and was given some anti-inflammatory medication, lozenges and salbutamol tablets. 

Seretide Accuhaler

After a few days as the chest congestion did not improve, I was given a course of antibiotics and a Seretide Accuhaler.  A week later, there was a slight improvement but slightly more only after I purchased Fluimucil A600 from the pharmacy and took it myself in the evenings. 

Fluimucil A600

Fluimucil A600

Today I went back to the doctor for a review and she decided to start me on a 10 day course of singulair to see if it worked for me after which I should take it for six weeks! These are the tablets which cost the whopping amount I started to rant about! They better work I tell ya! Anyhow…….feeling a little tired out now……….zzzzzzzzzzz

Singulair 10mg tabs

Update 25 Sep 08 * Sheesh! I was so perturbed with the amount that I forgot to mention that the pharmacy I had bought the singulair did not have the 10mg tabs so I actually ended up buying the 5mg ones hence 20tabs for a 10 day course.  I then divided the cost of one tab of 10mg accordingly.  That was an error on my part because today I learnt that there is no price difference between the 10mg one or the 5mg one per tab! Hence I would have saved a whole lot of money were the 10mg ones available! *gasp* 

So in conclusion if you are ever prescribed 5mg, then it makes better sense to purchase the 10 mg ones instead and get yourself a pill cutter as this would save you heaps!

One Ring To Rule Them All…

Black Titanium Ring With Gold Engravings

Black Titanium Ring With Gold Engravings

Yup I miss the ‘Lord of The Rings’ trilogy…..but anyhow here is my latest acquisition.

Dog Dials 911 To Rescue Owner

The story

“Man’s best friend” doesn’t go far enough for Buddy — a German shepherd who remembered his training and saved his owner’s life by calling 911 when the man had a seizure.

And it’s not the first time Buddy has been there for owner Joe Stalnaker, a police officer said Sunday.

On a recording of the 911 call Wednesday, Buddy is heard whimpering and barking after the dispatcher answers and repeatedly asks if the caller needs help.  Read The Full Article here