Question: How Do You StockPile Prescription Medication?
We’ve posted a lot of how-to articles on this site and hope you have enjoyed them. But now it’s time for me to ask a how-to question of my own: How can I stockpile medication? I had my thyroid removed (they told me it was a malignant tumor, which turned out to be a benign goiter… @$%* medical industry; now they have me hooked for LIFE) and I must take thyroid medication to survive. I could go a month or two without it if I had to, but it wouldn’t be any fun. Much longer than that and I’d run the risk of slipping into a comma and, eventually, death. I have no thyroid tissue left at all.
What happens if I can’t afford – or more likely – can’t GET health insurance? My wife was denied private coverage from all of the big providers because she had “migraines” so I can’t imagine they’d cover me. If I lost my job I’d lose health insurance. God Bless America. But don’t get me started on that because I’m sure we won’t all agree… Or what happens if we have war on our soil, some major disaster – or for whatever reason I can’t just go to a pharmacy and pick up this medication?
The point is I can have all the solar panels on my house I want; all the fresh spring water I can drink; a pantry full of two-years worth of canned food; a shotgun, a rifle and a 4-wheel-drive, and all of the skills I need to live off-the-grid and/or underground or in the wilderness – BUT, I can’t live without one little pill every night. I’m sure there are plenty of other people in my situation, including a country full of diabetics. When there is a will there’s a way so I’m asking what ideas you have.
Someone mentioned finding an underground chemist to make it for me. Someone else suggested I go to several doctors and get scripts to buy the stuff (not using my insurance card) to stockpile. I’m not sure if that second idea is legal, but it sounds like a good place to start after simply “asking your doctor”. In addition to the stockpiling, any tips on storage would be helpful.
PS: Saying that we won’t need meds because our lifestyle will be healthier when we go back into the woods, or talking about stockpiling OTC meds isn’t going to help. We’re talking about medications that your life depends on, for whatever reason, and which you can’t just go buy legally without a prescription.