rx coverage change??

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starlite
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   Posted 11/25/2005 11:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I recieved a notice in the mail today that as of jan 1, 06 my medicaid will not be paying for my rx's.   Apparantly I have to  pick a medicare plan, and i am so stupid when it comes to these things.  I was wondering if anyone else is experiancing this as well???
Plus, my psychotic symptoms seem to be shining thru in full force tonight....auditory, and visual hallutionations.  those are the worst.  its like my brain is fighting itself..yes i hear and/or see something, but i can't hear/see these things because they are not there.  its a constant battle and it's so exhausting.  if they last for more than 2 days i have to ck myself into the psych ward at the hospital.  Praying that doesn't happen.  And on top of that, i am in danger of loosing my seriquill....something with the gov wanting patients to switch to risperadal (didn't work for me), geodon (didn't work for me) or abilify(of which i know nothing about).  My pdoc says that there's a possibility that since 2 of them didn't work for me, i would have a good case to keep me on the seriquill.  and of course, my negitive attitude has already got me "knowing" that i'm going to have to switch, which scares me to death since that is my antipsychotic.(which usally works) although tonight is a different story.
Let me appologize to anyone that reads this, and gets totally confused.  Sorry, but I'm confused myself right now, and couldn't make sense if i tried
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Putter
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   Posted 11/26/2005 11:27 AM (GMT -7)   

Starlite,

Don't worry about confusing anyone here. Those are all big issues that you are facing, but it sounds like your doctor has some good suggestions. I know that there are several other members of the forum who are taking abilify and sing its praises so maybe they can offer some help and hope that all is not lost. I understand how devastating it feels at this point, but there is a way through. Make sure that you are letting your doctor know of all your symptoms so he can help you to choose the best of the available options.

Take care and let us know how you are making out.

Putter


starlite
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   Posted 11/26/2005 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank you, Putter for answering, and for letting me know that i made some kind of sense.  Being confused, or confusing others is yet another stepping stone to feeling like i'm litterally going crazy.  i hope i do get incontact with some ppl that are on abilify because i know nothing of this.  Mainly scared of stopping seriquill abrubtly, and adding another med that doesn't fully take effect for a couple of weeks.  Scares me to think how lost, how symptomatic i would be durring that time.

if anyone has any info on abilify....PLEASE let me in.

 

thanks again

melissa

 


Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
 
the only way a butterfly can emerge is through the darkness of its cocoon.
 
The sky is not the limit......nor the stars......
                     Mel


psychnurse
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   Posted 11/28/2005 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi, Starlite,

I'm sorry you're scared, I know I would be if someone said I "had" to change my meds!!!!!!

I was on 250-300mg Seroquel a day with a couple of mood stabilizers, but that was making me tired and still cycling, so I tried abilify - leveled out in about 2 weeks, felt great.  I still take 50mg Seroquel at bedtime, I can't sleep without it, but if I could, maybe the Abilify would be enough.  I can't say how it would affect you of course, but Ellie and Arenace and I all had good luck with it, and those are the only people I know who have been on it, so track record is good! 

Shannon


 

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