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Old 01-23-2019, 08:20 PM   #1
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So let me ask if this makes sense to everybody I had to switch to risperidone because I have a high deductible and had to pay for vraylar Out of pocket to meet the deductible for the benefits to kick in. My health is important but not $1200 a month so now the idea is to use coupons that will count towards my deductible so all I need to worry about is using coupons for 2 months Then I would meet my deductible then have benefits kick in, does this make sense to anybody? Or is my insurance company just trying to get me to shut up
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I looked vrylar up on goodrx for coupons and it was still over $1200 per month even with the coupon. Is there anyway to get samples from your pdoc every month?
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is there something amazing about vraylar that your prescriber is not offering, say, Abilify or any number of other generic 'atypical' tranquilizers?

i dont get it, honestly. if you had amazing insurance, whatever I guess, but...wow.

some companies have those programs where they help you out, if you meet certain criteria. i dont know the criteria, and i dont know if they do it for people w/ private insurance or not (really helpful, I know), but you might want to look it up @ the vraylar website or ask the prescriber or, if its a clinic, someone else at the clinic.

sorry about this. :-(
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To be honest, I believe He has some sort of deal with them he lput me on vraylar awfully quickMy insurance is through Obamacare says itís very possible with Disp at work I talked to my insurance company yesterday and I specifically asked her her and she said yes it would work So I donít know if it has to do with cheap insurance from the affordable care act Or whatever Iím going to call the company that makes vraylar And explain my situation and see if they have any better ideas
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ok. ive had doctors like that before. way back when, i was on stimulants. this "well-regarded" psych doc insisted on not 1, but 2 very new, very expen$ive forms of Ritalin...both of which were in the top copay tier of the insurance. i mean, c'mon. its kiddie cocaine. why all the bells and whistles?

abilify is still very expensive, but it is generic. there's also rexulti which...i don't understand, but some people swear by. and then there's generic 'atypicals' (seroquel comes to mind) and of course, carefully calibrated doses of the older drugs, which are often actually good enough (perphenazine comes to mind, there).

if your shrink is -that- sort of prescriber, can you get a new one? even some family doctors will handle psych treatment, as long as you're not out of control, on a heavy cocktail, or hitting them up for controlled drugs all the time. others...not so much.

it seems to really depend on the doctor and the area...some wil do it, others here 'mental illness,' they insist on referring to a specialist. i just mention that because family doctors seem to be more common sense about things, plus they keep tabs on your overall health.
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Yeah I donít know Iíll have to think about it, the risperidone has worked just as well it costs way less then the vraylar , so I may end up staying on the risperidone but weíll see next time I see my doctor is next Friday the eighth I see my regular doctor in March for my physical so if this continues Iíll talk to him see what he suggests as far as medications or what to do.The only problem is Iím on multiple medications so youíre right my general doctor might not be able to treat me one of them is controlled
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