Monday, October 17, 2011

Pharmacy Woes

This is what I hate:
  • Calling about medical insurance
  • Getting dumb people who ask impertinent questions about my funk diseases
    • Do you really need to know the side effects?  Trust me, you don't want to know.
    • Do you really need to know how long I've been taking this medication? 
    • Isn't that in your computer? 
    • Come on.  Push a button.  See for yourself. 
    • What does that have to do with the price of Coffee in Tajikistan?
    • Do you want to know how long I've been married?
    • My license plate number?
    • The last movie I went to?
    • I can read you my horoscope for today if you'd like?
  • Not knowing if I take the "cycloset" or the "parlodel" version of the drug. 
    • I'm not the doctor. 
    • I'm not even A doctor!  Unless you count LOVE doctor! 
    • I didn't write the script.
    • I just pour the glass of water and swallow the pills.
    • ... though parlodel sounds familiar....
  • Having to go to pharmacies in person
  • Being told by one pharmacy my prescription is $306.19
  • At another pharmacy it's $267.18
  • At a third pharmacy it's $262.51
  • And the last time I bought it I paid $196.84
What the frickin' h?

All I want is some Bromocriptine.  I don't want to spell it anymore.  I don't want to give you my enrollee number or program number or RX Bin number. What's the difference between those anyway?  I don't want to tell you how often I take it or what it treats.  I just want the bottle filled.  Today.  60 little pills.  Two for every day.  Let me get out my 10-key here.  (clickclickclickclickclick)  Okay.  That's a one month supply.  I just want it for a reasonable price.  And it's your lucky today because I am feeling like anything under $200 would be pretty reasonable.  Although I'll have to sell the cow to pay even that.


SkippyMom said...

I hear you. I know it sounds trite to say, but be glad you have insurance. As annoying as these a**holes are, at least some of the cost is offset and you will get relief.

There is a silver lining in most things, I think.

Poulsen Family said...

Makes me wonder, once again, why the heck we have health insurance?!

I applaud you for shopping around for the best price. That alone causes a need for meds!

Julia said...

yowza! That's expensive. But nothing compared to your health, sister. :)

Julianna said...

I hate these things as well.

Add to it the $20 co-pay and I'm a crazy woman.

Although... look into the mail in companies through your insurance. I save over $900 a year in the kids regular scripts. And it's on automatic re-order.

Kar said...

The LOVE doctor? Hahaha! I love that! I'm glad to see you're taking your meds, but sad that it's so freakin' expensive. And it's true - why do we have to practically sell our first born children to just get the dang prescriptions filled? I have to go through a lot of pill weirdness because of Dylan's ADHD meds, a.k.a. Legalized Speed. And it drives me crazy.

Brett and Tiffany said...

We had a prescription woe a few weeks ago too. Brett went to get a prescription for Conner's broken leg and they wouldn't let him get it because his driver's license was I had to go get it!