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Lymetoo
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I'm fighting my insurance about Ambien .. which I have taken for more than 15 years with no issues.

So .. we are trying Rozerem and if I fail that one, they may "let" me have Ambien again.

This is so ridiculous.

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So .. I picked up my script for Rozerem today. What a crock!!! It cost me $45. She said my insurance paid $650 for this $#%#!!

I'm afraid to even take it!!

It's so nuts that my insurance doesn't want me to take Zolpidem, which I've taken for 16+ years .. (It's dangerous...hahaha)

Zolpidem cost them probably $10 and cost me about $5 a month.

The pharmacy tech said the prescription service/insurance company probably has a contract with the manufacturer of Rozerem.

So if I die from taking this, you can sue them for me.

This is the third drug on their qualifications list. If I fail all 3 drugs, then they will pay for the Zolpidem.

How screwed up is this!!!???

[cussing] [rant] [cussing]

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I am so sick of the "Pharmacy Benefit Managers!" Read, deny at all costs. They are practicing medicine without a license, which is illegal!

I've been fighting a denial of a generic nasal antihistamine spray for my husband for months!! It's mind-numbing. I, his doctor's office, and several pharmacists have spent endless hours each. 44 pages of records sent---still no dice.

In the meantime, it went to his lungs without it, he had to go to his GP, take abx and an inhaler, which he still needs. I finally made him use my bottle of it. But now I need it, too, and can't go the doctor. Grrrrr!!

Unreal.

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Lymetoo
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It's so ridiculous .. They make our doctors and nurses spend too much time handling this mess!!!

I'm off to take my pill .. wish me luck and if anyone is still up .. say a prayer!

Rumi .. keep pushing them! GRRRR!!! [rant]

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Lymetoo, it looks like it would be cheaper to just use a GoodRX coupon and pay cash for the zolpidem? Looks like it would cost you around $10-15. Might be something to consider.
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Lymetoo
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I wish I had done that! I was thinking the same thing as I lay there wide awake tonight.

This is so stupid.

5 a.m. and I've been awake all night. I have a busy day ahead.

My side effects from Rozerem:

chest pain/pressure
stomach pain
tinnitus
dry mouth
headache
INSOMNIA

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Oh no! Sorry Lymetoo, hate to hear that. Once I find a med that works, I hate changing. It's so hard to find things that agree with our bodies!
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No kidding... I react to so many things....

I slept fitfully from 5:30 to 8:00 .. Feel like ____!!

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Still totally exhausted .. but I have good news.

I called the pharmacy to see what it would cost to pay for Ambien out of pocket. Just for grins he ran it through insurance again and it went through.

$15 for 90 day supply. I asked how it went through and he said probably because I had already filled the stupid Rozerem.

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Good grief! Thank goodness. You got "lucky!" These blasted PBM's are completely larcenous! (Pharmacy Benefit Mangers). Grrr is right.
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Oh wow, that's crazy! Glad you got your Ambien though!
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Lymetoo
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Nine hours of blessed sleep last night!!

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So happy for you.

Hubby has taken ambien for years and needs a very small amount to sleep every night.

I told him what insurance was doing to you! Wow!

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Hello Tutu! Just checking in with Lymenet. Glad you got your Ambien. I am sure that one day, there will be a study that says-- yes Ambien is dangerous for everyone by Kudzu and Tutu and all those with xyz insert medical jargon here... I was forced to see a sleep doctor to get mine... it's a pain in the butt... but it's the only thing that works for me without any side effects.
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Lymetoo
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It's so stupid. Rozerem has a LONG LIST of side effects... and it's useless!

[rant] [bonk]

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Why fix what isn't broken.

Glad you got it worked out lymetoo. No sleep makes me CRAZY!

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Literally!! [Big Grin]

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