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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 7/21/2008 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
 I have bipolar 1 and take Zyprexa... well my MD gives me free medication(samples) every month. as my insurance doesnt cover mental health. I am feel so blessed to be able to get my meds from my dr... other wise  Zyprexa being very expensive would cost me $200.33 per month....   I am sharing this with any one who needs meds but cant afford them.
 hugs, Caren

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   Posted 7/21/2008 10:26 AM (GMT -7)   

That's really nice of your doc to give you free samples when you can't afford your meds.  My pdoc did that when I first started taking Lamictal.

Most of the samples they have are for the newer meds, they usually do not carry any of the old ones.

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   Posted 7/21/2008 11:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I saw your post in the forum and wanted to tell you about something that helps me. I went to a website called Partnership for Prescription Assistance and now get my meds for free. I had to download a form, print it and fill it out, have my doc sign it, write scripts and then send the whole batch in with a copy of my 1040 tax form from last year. It was a little bit of work, but the meds I receive would have cost me over $1500 out of pocket because I have no insurance and we are lower income. Worth looking into?
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Georgie Girl
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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 7/21/2008 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   

My insurance company won't pay for Lexapro, wants me to take Celexa.  Doc gives me a couple months supply and then I have to use Celexa until I see him again.

Insurance company would not pay for Zyprexa, guess they thought they were paying for enough other meds.  Dr's office gives me Zyprex and Zyprexa Zydis also - I only take a couple of those a week so the many tabs he gives me last a long time.



Georgie Girl

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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 80
   Posted 7/21/2008 8:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I never understood why insurance companies will only pay for certain meds. For example, my husband was on Aciphex for heartburn and then swithced to a different insurance and they required him to switch to Nexium. How can they do that? It just doesn't seem fair.
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