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The Ever-Changing Meds

crazy ladyQuick update for all of you out there in medication land. The new medication I’ve been trying for the past few weeks is called Rexulti. It is a newer medication on the consumer market. I seemed to agree with it and would even say that I had bit more zest for life and less depression. (Yay)!

BUT

My insurance will not cover it because my doctor requested it for bipolar disorder and it is only FDA approved for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and schizophrenia – not bipolar disorder.

I am currently awaiting the result of my petition for financial assistance. Rexulti is really expensive. Like a new car, new drugs are flashy and pricey.

So, now that we have weaned me off the Geodon and Saphris, we are having to slide back on them as I am out of samples of Rexulti. I started back on Saphris Thursday night and it wrecked my Friday. Today I am feeling much more grounded.

The plan? Finish the five days worth of Saphris I have then go back on Geodon while we wait for the Rexulti verdict. THIS SUCKS!

Going through Geodon withdrawals were terrible. I hate to do it again.

I would love to write how I feel about this experience but it would be unprofessional. Health insurance makes me mad. The cost of treatment makes me mad. Having to put my body through these chemical, mind-altering changes makes me mad. Sigh. I guess I am just a little angry.

 

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The Ever-Changing Meds

Elaina J. Martin


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APA Reference
Martin, E. (2016). The Ever-Changing Meds. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 20, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/being-bipolar/2016/01/16/the-ever-changing-meds/

 

Last updated: 16 Jan 2016
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 16 Jan 2016
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