Patient Stories

Patient Stories

Bill

Insurance does not cover Bill's wife's prescription medical foods

I am writing on behalf of my wife Cecelia who has been diagnosed with and is currently suffering from severe chronic osteoarthritis in her spine and knees. She is very sensitive to any kind of prescription or over the counter medicines…

Kay

Insurance does not cover Kay's prescription medical foods

I am a 73-year-old female on disability for most of my adult life. My diagnosis is disk and joint disease with chronic pain. Pain medication has allowed life to be bearable. An injury to my knee sent me to see my orthopedic doctor. He told me about this medicine being made from fruit and vegetables. Yes! Finally! I was on this medicine for less than 10 days when I had really noticeable pain relief. Insurance won’t pay. Food money is used to buy.

 

Lee

Insurance does not cover Lee's prescription medical foods

Unfortunately, the price makes it unavailable to people who really need it. My insurance company, United Health Care, will not cover any part of the medication, which is very frustrating. There is no negotiating with them on this issue.

Cynthia

Medical food improves Cynthia’s quality of life

Limbrel was recommended by my RA doctor to help my RA/Osteoarthritis. After only 2 weeks I noticed less pain and more joint flexibility. This was enough to help me decide to continue treatment as it seems more safe than added medicine. My biggest surprise was, however, that I noticed improvement in my neuropathy, which had previously been getting increasingly worse. Since this was the only change in meds/food/exercise, etc. I have to think it was the Limbrel.
*Limbrel is a prescription medical food product for the clinical dietary management of the metabolic processes of osteoarthritis to be used under a physician’s supervision.

Beckie

Beckie does not want to be reliant on opioids to deal with her pain

I do not want opioids and narcotics to deaden my pain. I want to be able to move and live life to the fullest.

Willie

Insurance does not cover Willie's prescription medical foods

First, it was the only thing that straightened my hand out. It was helping me really good. Right now, I’ve been having severe pain in my hands since I discontinued. I tend to lose grip of things when holding things. Help me. It’s the only thing that works.

Duane

Insurance does not cover Duane's prescription medical foods

When the new year rolled around, I went to get my prescription and they told me that it was going to cost me well over $130.00 each month since the discount ran out in December. I could not afford it, so I stopped taking it. Within a week I noticed that my legs began to ache again. This medicine needs to be covered by insurance. No one should have to go through what I have gone through just so I can have a better quality of living.

Manuel

Manuel's medical foods have helped improve his health

After using Limbrel, my health has improved with less pain, less inflammation and much better mobility.

*Limbrel is a prescription medical food product for the clinical dietary management of the metabolic processes of osteoarthritis to be used under a physician’s supervision.

Rosalie

Rosalie is happy to be free of Opioid use

I’ve been using LIMBREL FOR 4 YRS. The reason I’m still using it, is because after 3 mths. all my chronic aches/pains of 30 yrs was gone!!! I have no side effects, but I do have lots more energy for everyday life because of the absence of pain. My everyday activities are more enjoyable because I can move freely.

*Limbrel is a prescription medical food product for the clinical dietary management of the metabolic processes of osteoarthritis to be used under a physician’s supervision.

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