I am on medicare and it does pay for prescription meds. Was on aciphex and they wanted me to switch to the generic which my GI doc agreed was OK.
I have talked to my gp, but he has to get Nexium, etc. reauthorized, and can't get past his office help to ask him why. I was able to get prilosec for three months, but they only let me have that for three months, and now will not refill the prescription. I have talked to Silver script, my selected Medicare D provider, and they tell me that if it has been authorized before, I will most likely get it authorized again, and told me to tell the doctor to call them. and that is the problem maybe. thinking about asking my rheumy to prescribe it for me. He seems to have more reliable office help.
But if you get it using medicare than I must be able to get it. Medicaid pays for more than Medicare D does, but they would not approve it either.
Acid reflux is bad for me. Heartburn is painful, but the acid reflux wakes me up at night, unable to breathe because the acid has been breathed into my lungs. and then I get congested for days or weeks. they diagnosed me with COPD. I don't believe I have COPD, because I do not get congested until the acid reflux is breathed into my lungs. I have trained myself pretty good about waking up before I breathe it into my lungs. but sometimes I don't wake up fast enough. I sleep with as many pillows as I can. and sleep almost setting up all the time.
But your post gives me more ammunition. I can tell the doc about this person that I know that still gets acid reflux meds using medicare part D, and if he can get it so can I.;)
smiling to myself as I write this, thinking that maybe the holier than thou (sometimes) medical people would not let us congregate online, if they knew how much trouble we can be, with support from our own kind.
thank you for your response.
Lupus diagnosed 1996, Heart by-pass 1998, breast cancer 2000, stroke2002, vascular surgery 2005, heart attack in 2007, and had a stint put in, Sjogren's Syndrome 2008
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