Yes, I was upset when I was told that my regular doctor who prescribesmy meds for me was no longer around. I knew that meant that I would have to start over with a new doctor explaining everything.
Today, I got to see this new doctor and I was not impressed. First of all he was 30 minutes late. Then I get in the office and sit down, and I noticed he was chewing gum. I mean really chewing it! I felt it was so unprofessional. Then he tells me he just now opened my file. Meaning he had a whole month since my last visit to read over my chart. He did ask me a few questions and from those questions and answers he decided to take me off my Zoloft and put me on Celexa. I’ve been on that before and I don’t remember much about it. Then he said he wanted to try this new drug which I can’t remember. It starts with an “L.” Not Lithium, nor Lexapro.
I took my prescription into the pharmacist to get my new medications and was told that Medicare didn’t pay for the new drug. I asked why and was told it was an alternative and the cost was $1,000. Yes, $1,000! I looked at her and asked, “Are you kidding?” Of course, I said forget it. I’ll just take my Celexa home. They’re going to ask the doctor if there is another similar drug. The problem is at times I hear voices and they are usually calling my name. It’s really weird. I told him I think their just ghosts. You should have seen the look on his face! 🙂
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