Here's what I did with my prescriptions-
Last week I told my dr that we're planning to cruise
in January. He increased the prescribed pill per day by 2-3 pills- example, I take 1 per day but he wrote it to take 2-3 pills per day, so now I'm getting 2-3 times the pills per one month supply.
Next, he increased the mg per pill so I can cut them in half or quarters. (Won't work for capsules) For one pill, I take 50 mg and he prescribed 200 mg so I can cut it in quarters.
With those two tricks I'm going to get between 2 to 8 months of medicine per bottle.
I have 3 refills with each prescription and I plan to refill them as soon as I can each month to stockpile. I'm also going back in December before we leave to get another round of refills to use as we cruise
Lastly, BlinkHealth.com is a very low cost prescription service
that works with many US pharmacies whether you have insurance or not. The prices are super low! You fill the prescription at your normal US pharmacy, pay for it on Blink, and when you pick it up, show the pharmacist that you already paid on Blink with either a printed card or a smartphone app, and the pharmacist won't charge you.
Here's a link to get $15 off your first order at Blink Health- https://www.blinkhealth.com/i/GKW6VR
I was really stressed about my daily meds but between having a dr willing to work with me, and then finding BlinkHealth, I feel a lot better.
This will only work for US pharmacies, but I hope it helps some people who are frustrated and looking for answers about how to handle daily meds while cruising.