Roller coaster day

What a roller coaster day I had. My prescription for Celexa had run out this weekend and I had to have a refill phoned into Wal-Mart. I didn’t know they phoned it in yesterday, so went without it for two days.


When I got to Wal-Mart, I was floored when I saw the charge for a one-month supply was $42; last time I got it filled locally, it had a $20 co-pay. I had a bunch of samples given to me by someone who no longer took it, so it had been a while since I had to buy any. Evidently the new insurance we got since then doesn’t cover it on their formulary, so we pay something like 70% of the cost for it.

I don’t know how we can do that every month, plus my other prescription, birth control. I guess the alternative is to be depressed and pregnant, LOL. No, we’ll find a way to get those prescriptions! At least the generic BC costs under $5 a month.

Now I don’t know whether to ask my doctor if one of the anti-depressants available in generic might be just as effective for me…Celexa has been wonderful with almost zero side-effects for me and I am reticent about switching to something new.

Oh…To top it off, there were problems with getting their Wal-Mart’s system to accept my debit card and it finally rejected for too many attempts. The ATM at the store didn’t help since it was the bank that froze the card number, so I had to drive over to the bank and get a counter check cashed so I could get my prescription. The teller said they’ve been having trouble since Wal-Mart switched to a different system.

I was a stress puppy…Definitely needed my prescription after all of that junk! On the plus side, the other Wal-Mart in town messed up on a charge for Howie’s prescription last week, so we had a $13 refund due us. Howie said to use it to buy some annuals for our three window boxes.

SO, I got the heck out of Wal-Mart and picked up some flowers at Lowe’s. I’ve started taking Zyrtec for allergies and it works great, but still makes me drowsy while I’m getting used to it. I’m about ready to crash, early as it is.

Maybe Howie and I will plant the window boxes tomorrow. I got some deep purple and pink verbena, pink frost sweet potato vine, and some deep pink seed geraniums (pelargoniums). I think they’ll be nice together, cheerful and bright.

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One thought on “Roller coaster day

  1. These drug companies are making a fortune! I sometimes wonder what would happen to me if I just up and decided not to take daily pills anymore.

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