Post # 17
If you call your insurance company, they should be able to give you a list of preferred BC. This can be helpful to your doctor’s office in choosing a product that is less expensive.
Another option to consider is Nuvaring – if you don’t like the hassle of having to remember to take a pill daily, this might be a good alternative. It’s a vaginal ring that you insert for 3 weeks then remove for the 4th week. Some insurances consider this a preferred brand name medication because there is not a therapeutic dosage form currently available (i.e. there are no other vaginal BC rings on the market).
You would of course have to talk to your doctor about your options!
Post # 18
you need to find a bc pill that will work with you. talk to your doctor about your side effects to figure out what’s another bc pill that may lessen it.
and i don’t think there’s any harm in asking your bf to chip in. but it was your decision to take it, so don’t be upset if he has a problem with paying (although i don’t know any guy who would have a problem!)
Post # 19
I definitely would ask your Fiance to chip in. When I wasn’t on insurance I asked my Fiance to chip in for half…it was like $50 a month and I was unemployed, he gladly helped. I think your Fiance would be willing to help especially since he knows it will be an added protection.
Post # 20
I take the generic version of Yasmin also…and its great…i get it at wal-mart and it turns out to be around $10 for me…i would never pay 75 a month! and if i had to for some reason I would make Teddy help me or say that we would have to just switch to condoms. that is waaaaaay too much! think about how much that is a year…$900!
Post # 21
My Dr was fine with me getting an IUD. And the best part was that it turned out I just had to do an office visit copay to get it – $20! So it was definitely worth it. I loved it except that apparently the pill had been helping keep my face clear and I broke out when I switched to the IUD. I gave it a year but got tired of the acne. 🙁 Definitely check with your Dr and your insurance on the cost of an IUD! Good luck!
Post # 22
Ugh- I feel you on the expense! My insurance doesn’t cover 3-month birth control, but when I spend 32 days in the field with the Army at a time…burying tampons is not really my thing. Haha. Others have had good ideas, and I think it’s OK to ask your BF to split it with you. The TWO of you are having sex, so the TWO of you should be safe! 🙂
Post # 23
I’m on Loestrin 24 FE again FINALLY – I was on the generic for awhile and it made my periods so irregular, I still got horrible cramps, etc – and I signed up for a 90-day prescription for $100. That cuts down the cost a lot. I’d definitely float the idea of your BF helping out, too. R offered when I complained about the generic.
Post # 24
@HoneyBear – yes, then in your situation, I’d totally ask your Fiance for help. Also, I’d speak to your DR about your side effects. I am on Alesse, which I have been on for almost 5 years now, no problems, and I actually take the generic now, called Aviane, which is why mine costs so low.
Post # 25
I agree with asking about other hormone pill options. They all have different effects in different people. And I wouldn’t feel bad about asking him at all since preventing pregnancy is his responsibility too. If hormonal options don’t work, you might want to consider an IUD. There is on called the Paragard that doesn’t have any hormones. It is actually the most cost effective option if you plan on using it for about 2 years. I am thinking about getting one but I have to wait for my doctor’s okay.
Post # 26
I would talk to your OBGyn and see if there’s a different version you can get on. Also consider the generic. I take Ocella (the generic of Yazmin) and it’s only $10 a month. Really not that bad. It is also has low amounts of hormones, from what I understand. I never had crazy weight gain/mood swings etc. It’s definitely something you should talk about. I would also talk to your Fiance about the cost- and see what he thinks. It’s his birth control method too.
Post # 27
When I started taking birth control my bf offered to help me pay for it. So I don’t think that it would unreasonable to ask him for help.