Make me more Dizzy Thanks

So after the whole, “I need a different med mess” yesterday between the pharmacy and the Dr.’s things have yet again changed.

I get a call back from the pharmacy today from the first Pharmacist I’d talked too. She called to tell me that my GP had got back to her and sent in a new prescription. It took me a minute to process that after being told yesterday no change because we don’t have a diagnosis yet.

In a sense this is good news..

The good part is it’s a pill form, so no more having to drink powder. Yay. I don’t have to work out taking it around my other meds. Believe me that’s been complicated. Yay! And it’s another option yay! With an extra script on file, it saves me another trip to the Dr.’s. Always good!

The bad part is, even after my benefits cover 80% of it, I still have to pay $33 out of pocket. When you’re on lots of different meds that you’re paying 20% for out of pocket,that adds up. It seems the only meds that help me are the most expensive ones. I’m not even a high maintenance person but when it comes to my medical needs, it seem I’m expensive.

Pharmaceutical companies sure make a mint off poor people. It’s sad really.

Thankfully I don’t have to pay anything for my Enbrel because that would be $1800/month. Who the hell can afford that?! My insurance covers 80% of a generic form of Enbrel. The Enbrel Co. itself is covering the rest and giving me the real Enbrel. If I had to pay 20% for that, it would cost me over $800 a month.

I feel bad for those who really need the med and don’t get coverage. It’s got to be disheartening.

So that’s my update for today. I swear I have my own pharmacy here of meds that I’v had to come off of. It’s a shame they couldn’t go to someone who couldn’t afford them. I haven’t been able to dispose of them yet because it just feels like such a waste. It will feel like a bit less of a waste (At least in my mind) to hand them into the pharmacy when they’ve expired.

Hope everyone is having a light pain day today.

Sunny days & Good views,

CrankyPants 

5 thoughts on “Make me more Dizzy Thanks

  1. CrankyPants… when I was on a med not covered at all by OHIP ..nor could the doctor ask for an ‘exemption’ because it wasn’t on the list, I wrote to the company that made the drug, and asked if they could tell me where I might get it less expensive. (it was $125 a month) They wrote me back and said if the doctor who prescribed it wrote a letter to say that I needed it etc. … they would give it to me on a ‘compassionate’ ground. They would only give 3 months at a time, so the doctor had to send another note in order to continue it, but it was worth the effort. Just a thought! Diane

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    1. That’s a good idea. I’ll have to look into that. Thank you!
      Just a side note, I don’t use my real name on here so I took out my name and put in “CrankyPants” instead before I approved your comment. 😉

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