Saturday, March 25, 2017

Another refill

arrived in today's mail:

Psoriasis cream at the generic price of $439.91. No deductible left, so this is a freebie. I continue to be proactive in filling our maintenance RX ahead of the looming end of our current insurance coverage. The possibilities frighten me, should I not have a secured a position with benefits.

11 comments:

Belinda said...

I too would be filling up all of your prescriptions before your coverage runs out. I can understand being frightened. I'm hoping you secure a position with benefits before that time.

Linda said...

I think I was prescribed that once, but I don't have psoriasis. Maybe it was when I was clawing myself bloody from my wheat allergy. I have heard of people skipping two pills a month in order to build up and even better supply of their meds. It is scary. One of my college professors was fired for doing the right thing. She said she would work in the cafeteria in order to retain medical and to retire from the system fully vested. still.

Lee Ann said...

That's a high price for generic!!

Mary Wirsing said...

Have you tried creams with tea tree oil in it? My friend has psoriasis, talked her into tea tree body wash and an all natural tea tree cream($13) she got off Amazon. She cancelled her last skin appointment because her skin is doing so good. Just thought I would share if you are looking for alternate things to treat it. Mary

Kathy said...

You are smart to be filling your prescriptions! I hope you find a good job with benefits soon.
I think we could manage early retirement, if it weren't for health insurance, but healthcare is so expensive. I really don't think any politicians understand the hardships that we face.

CTMOM said...

Kathy, I could no longerkeep up with the demands of my former career, it took a real toll on my health. I am well positioned, financially but knew once I retired from that career, that due to my age, I would have to do something just for medical benefits.

CTMOM said...

LeeAnn-all of my psoroasis medications are over the top.

CTMOM said...

Mary W. Luckily my plaques are few, my joints are the real issue with my psoriatic arthritis.

Marcia in rural WNY said...

If it works, stick with it. My Dad had psoriasis but the only thing that helped a whole lot was sitting in the sun. He took many meds for it but I don't remember any of them working especially well. He even did some clinical trials of new medications.

Third door down on the left said...

I get a 90 day refill on all my "necessary" medication. I usually wind up with a few pills left because of months with 28 or 30 days plus my dosage varies on one of my medications. Our prices stay the same year round but we do get a discount at our hospital pharmacy...BUT...their prices are not always the cheapest.

Judy

The Line has been Drawn said...

I do the same with my meds, because you just never know! When my dh changed jobs last year and we were in the "COBRA window" (but had no urgent medical needs, so opted not to activate-but could have made retroactive) having enough meds stashed until our new insurance kicked in saved us a small fortune! Don't blame you one bit for continuing to refill your meds ASAP!