I initially experienced headaches and was told to reduce the nicotine percentage in the liquid. That helped. Are you aware of any other side effects?
A preliminary report in JAMA Internal Medicine (online, March 24) noted that people using e-cigarettes were no more likely to quit smoking than those using traditional cigarettes alone. Nicotine is a powerfully addicting drug.
Generic drugs can vary
If we were buying brand-name Ambien, it would cost us more than $350 out of pocket for 30 pills. Our insurance would not pay a penny.
The generic zolpidem costs $8 to $10 for the same number of pills. We have found that one generic works just like the brand name, but a different maker’s generic doesn’t work at all.
So far, we’ve been able to request the specific maker we prefer from the pharmacy. But we worry that if the pharmacy can’t supply the one that works, we might get no sleep at all on our journeys. Do you have any recommendations about how to deal with this problem?
Your strategy to request the generic that works for you is sensible. This approach may require planning ahead, since the pharmacy might have to place a special order for you.
My husband is a Type 2 diabetic. When he took charge of his diet, he found that by eating very low carb and high fat, his blood lipids improved, and he lost weight. He can keep his blood sugar under control without insulin when he eats very low carb.
Reach Joe and Terry Graedon at PeoplesPharmacy.com.