That is a lot, but it's not unusual. I'm on 5 too, for instance. Topomax, Lamictal, Serzone, Abilify, and Lexapro. I'm lucky -- I've got strong med coverage. However, mention to your doc you're paying out of pocket and can't afford all these meds. He/she will try and help. Often they will try something cheaper (there is a generic Effexor, for instance) or give you samples (They get tons of these right from the med companies). The other thing is to try and find a prescript
ion relief program for your state. There's a website /www.pparx.org/Intro.php
that can help you locate prescript
ion assistance programs that may be a fit for you. It can be a bit overwhelming though.
I hope this is helpful,
SerafenaCo-Moderator, Bipolar ForumBipolar II