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stkitt
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   Posted 12/2/2011 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
And I thought I was feeling down this morning then I went to my appointment with my Psychiatrist.  We made a new plan that included trying Provigil.  Along with Provigil I would switch to Zoloft from Celexa as Provigil was not compatiable with Celexa.  I was excited..............maybe this would work and I would get some energy back and stop feeling like I am stuck in a hole.
 
Got to the pharmacy to pick up new med and the clerk said, " that will be $271.00 - what the heck !  I said WOW really loud and she said she would check to see if my insurance was paying anything toward the med.  YES, they were willing to pay $500.00 of the cost so the total cost was actually $771.00.  I left it at the drug store as the co-pay was more then I can afford and as of January frist my isurance starts over so I have to pay 100% of the cost until I meet my deductile. 
 
I am ready to just quit with the whole routine,  change meds, work for awhile and poop out then try others............I get my hopes up and bang.  So why not just be a couch potatoe.   I will get over this but dang I was so full of hope for awhile today.
 
Tomorrow is another day!
 
Gentle hugs,
 
Kitt
 
 
~~Kitt~~
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   Posted 12/2/2011 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Ask about adderall. It is even better than provigil in my opinion and it is cheap. You can get generic. That is what I take. I think it would definately give you some energy. The provigil doesn't always work in my opinion. I tried it a few years ago. And it gave me coldsores. Weird I know, but it did. Plus if I took a nap and woke up, I would be really shakey. So ask your doc if you can try the adderall instead. It is only about 60.00 tops. Plus now the extended release is generic. That last 12 hours. I take the imediate release, but take two pills a day. Morning and afternoon.

Best wishe, and good luck. Don't get discouraged, if they will prescribe provigil, I am sure that they will prescribe adderall. And if not that, ritalin is good too. But I think it might be more costly. Not sure...

Keep your chin up Kitt, KBK... It isn't over yet.

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CassandraLee
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   Posted 12/2/2011 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Kitt:  I'm so sorry that your hopes were dashed like that.  It is absolutely unbelievable how much these meds cost.  Recently, I had to drop my Seroquel prescription because I could no longer afford it.  So I understand how you feel.
 
But Karen did give some good alternate suggestions.  I know it's hard when you are down but just try persevering a little bit longer and I'm sure an alternate can be worked out.
 
Meanwhile, if you are looking for some inspiration on dealing with this deep black hole, try reading Jamie's posts.  Everytime I have trouble dealing with life and expenses this week, I realize that if he can do it I know I can find a way too.
 
Cass

stkitt
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   Posted 12/2/2011 10:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Karen,
 
Thanks for the info.  I mentioned this to my Pdoc over a year ago and she went ballistic, like I was a drug seeker.  She firmly stated she would never prescribed an amphetamine to someone with Depression...........thought I just needed to join a book club or something.........ARGH!  KBK will just have to keep on dealing with her problems.  You would think after 29 years I would just accept it and quit looking for the magic help.
 
Cass,  Aw  thank you and your right, Jamie is a shining model.  :-) I read his threads often and I do not know how he does it but I suspect having all of us loving him helps and maybe a word in God's ear on his behalf works too. 
 
Again thanks for reading and for the kind words.
~~Kitt~~
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   Posted 12/3/2011 1:14 AM (GMT -6)   
it does kitt. it does. and you have my love and compassion also. with much healing compassion 2 u.

~jamie
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   Posted 12/3/2011 1:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I take adrenal also and it calms me and is cheap. getting by gave you such wonderful advice that I can not top it.. Getting by, I took another drug that gave me cold sores can't remember name of it right now but list it as an allergy. It's similar to neurontin..dang wish I could remember name. See how well the adderral is helping? Ha ha
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awty
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   Posted 12/3/2011 7:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Awe Lil Ole Kitt,

How are you doing today, I am sorry for the medicine muck up, but hope you are a little better today. Our medical issues in NZ are very different to yours in USA, we don;t have to have insurance, and medications we need are not hundreds of dollars, I pay $3 for 3 months of meds. I really feel for you guys and gals, I don't know what I would do if we had such steep prices

stkitt
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   Posted 12/3/2011 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Awty and perhaps I should relocate to NZ - smhair .  To be honest when something is out of your reach there is no use worrying about it so I keep on with the meds I am on and don't do any switching.
 
I had a 50/50 chance that a switch would have made things better imn my opinion so I guess I won't know the answer and I can survive with all of you supportive and loving people to give me a kick in the patoot once in a while.
 
Take care and know I am thinking of you.
 
Gentle Hugs,
 
Kitt
~~Kitt~~
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getting by
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   Posted 12/3/2011 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
What about doctor priorauthorization? Did they say anything about that? Often if a Doctor specifically asks the ins company for the medication, they will do it. I am so sorry that you can't get the provigil or the adderall. Do you think that they would prescribe the ritalin? It gives you energy. I took concerta, a form of ritalin, but it was in a plastic barrel and I don't think my stomache was breaking it down right. The ibs from the fibro. Ask about ritalin. It has that speedy quality. If this keeps up, have you thought about a different doc? Or do you want to make that change. I know it is scarey. And one med difference may not warrent changing doctors. I just want to see you feel better.

It is raining here today. Very gloomy. I hate this kind of weather. Very damp too. Hope your day is better than mine.

Hugs, Karen
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