(Closed) Going to the doctor is expensive

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 32
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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@adnama: RIGHT?!

 

My doctor keeps upping my migraine medication, and my pharmacy keeps giving me holy freaking hell about not making it a month before refilling it. I hate that. I had to practically beg them the Tuesday before Thanksgiving to give me a partial refill so I could make it until Friday (when the prescription was technically able to be refilled). Way to make me feel like a drug addict, pharmacy!

 

Plus, now that Fiance & I are about to be married, we will go on my insurance, meaning my deductible will QUADRUPLE (it is joined) – from $500 single to $2000 joined, and my weekly take out will also be significantly higher- from $20 weekly to $100 weekly… I understand why my company does this (it is private insurance, and it is a set rate for families, say someone has four kids…), but… COME ON!

 

 

Post # 33
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I kind of think that you should have to go to the doctor if you haven’t been in a while. How are they to know that you still need the prescription and that your health hasn’t changed if you haven’t been in a year?

And the symptoms for a yeast infection could also be symptoms for something else. Of course the doctor wants you to come in so they can properly diagnose you before giving you meds. They can’t just randomly give out whatever people ask for.

Post # 35
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

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@coffeegal85: I understand that it sucks, but I still see where the doctors are coming from. They haven’t seen you. They don’t know what’s been going on with you. They don’t know for a fact that you have a yeast infection unless they check you out themselves.

If they give you meds without seeing you and they’re the wrong meds, they’re going to be in trouble. So of course they’re going to make you come in.

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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@artbee: agree.  There are reasons why many medications are only available with a prescription.  Any medication can cause serious problems if it is used incorrectly.  Even when someone swears they have had several UTIs/yeast infections/sinus infections and know that’s what it is, if I had a dollar for each time those people were wrong, I could buy a car.

ETA: I was agreeing with artbee the first time, and we replied at almost the exact time.  Your second response was exactly right.

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