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   Posted 9/4/2009 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Is there any others here that has had a problem getting their Lunesta refilled. My hubby got new insurance and for the last 3 months I had no problem getting my Lunesta filled. All of a sudden this month I tried to get it fill and was informed that I am only allowed 90 tablets in 144 days. So I have gotten my 90 in the past 3 months. Gee, it would have been nice of them to have told me that in the beginning. Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone else is having the same problems.........

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   Posted 9/4/2009 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kathy,

That isn't even enough for one pill a day. What is up with your insurance company? I would talk to somebody about it. I am sorry that you are having such difficulty.

I hope that you get thing the way that they are suppose to be with your medications.

Hugs, Karen
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Date Joined Sep 2009
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   Posted 9/4/2009 10:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Some insurance companies require some type of justification from your doctor. Your insurance should have a lists available regarding "medication caps". I had the same problem w/ ambien. My doctor just switched me to klonopin, which is cheaper and works fine.

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   Posted 9/4/2009 11:20 PM (GMT -6)   

I have also had the same problem with refills. Yes, my insurance co required the dr office to fill out special paper work. What a hassle! Just hoops they make you jump through. I think they are hoping you will give up.

I was taking Lunesta. Only tried for 3 nights, as I couldn't sleep with it. First it took me over an hour to fall asleep, and then I was awake every 20 min!! Crazy. All I wanted to do was sleep, and here I was awake all night shocked !! Anyways I was given the 3 mg tabs, and the first night broke in half. Maybe if your taking the 1 or 2 mg, you can ask your doctor for the 3 mg next visit, and break in half? Maybe it will last you longer? Check with your pharmacy though?

good luck to you   :-)

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   Posted 9/5/2009 3:42 AM (GMT -6)   
since i am in a different country i do not know your insurance system or what this medication is. just wanted to say hi and hope you get your prescription filled. stay well and positive. jamie.
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