Hey there LeeAnn,
Why do they need approval.. it's all about the $$$ and because these meds are reasonably new and depending on your reason for taking them.
Yes, fibro is expensive!! Sad thing is that some of us can't work because of this syndrome and can't afford the meds. The other sad thing is that SSDI doesn't always consider fibro to be a reasonable disability. If you do get SSDI it take another year to get Medicare. So far my doc has me on all meds that are generic.. so the price isn't a big problem, I hope it stays that way.
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis.
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Xanax, Lipitor
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