Monday, August 18, 2008

Frustrated with Insurance Company


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I'm frustrated. Please pardon me while I vent for a moment.

I've been taking Namenda since January for migraine prevention. I've slowly been titrating up, and I'm at 60 mg right now. It has had limited benefits for me, so I want to keep bumping it up and up as long as Dr. Krusz will let me to see what benefits I might get. I know someone who is taking 200 mg and having great success, so I know there is lots of room with this drug.

I started out on samples, then filled my prescription on a monthly basis until I went to pick it up last week. The pharmacy tech told me my insurance company would only cover 20 mg a day per month and that nothing they tried to override it worked.

They faxed Dr. Krusz's office about getting a prior authorization, so I'm waiting to hear back on the insurance company's decision about that.

It really irks me because I finally felt like things were getting on track with my meds. I like this drug. It seems like it might be helping, and I haven't had *any* side effects. But, of course, they must know better than my doctor. What does he know? He's only an expert.

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