Saturday, January 3, 2009

doctor appointment

I WENT TO THE DR YESTERDAY TO FIND OUT THE RESULTS OF MY SLEEP STUDY. I DO IN FACT HAVE NARCOLEPSY SO THE DOCTOR GAVE ME A SCRIPT FOR A WAKE PROMOTING MEDICINE TO SEE IF IT HELPS. THIS PARTICULAR MEDICINE DOES NOT HAVE STIMULANTS IN IT LIKE RITILAN AND SUCH WOULD SO IT SEEMS LIKE IT'D BE BETTER ON MY BODY.

HERE IS THE PROBLEM WITH THE MEDS, I AM SUPPOSED TO TAKE ONE PILL IN THE MORNING AND ONE PILL IN THE EARLY AFTERNOON, BUT MY INSURANCE ONLY COVERS 30 PILLS IN 30 DAYS AFTER THE DOCTOR OBTAINS PRIOR AUTHORIZATION. SO NOT ONLY CAN I NOT GET THE QUANTITY I NEED I HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE DOCTOR & INSURANCE COMPANY TO GO BACK & FORTH FIRST. I AM SURE IT WILL ALL WORK OUT IN THE END, BUT RIGHT NOW I AM FEELING PRETTY DEFEATED JUST WAITING.

I HOPE YOU ALL ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR WEEKEND.

8 comments:

Jennie said...

Wow. I had seen that you were going for a sleep study but wasn't sure why.

Is the narcolepsy dangerous, like as in will you fall asleep driving?

Insurance companies can be such a major pain in the cheeks. Giving scripts for oxycotin freaks but make people fight for things they really need.

Go, Fight the good fight!
Good luck and keep us posted!

My Wonderful Men said...

I feel for you, I've been there before like I told you in that email. At least take the morning pill and the Doc will get it worked out don't worry.
Ins. companies will drive you crazy but hang in there girl. I'm here if you need to vent.
Amy

Kristi said...

Hang in there...at least you are on your way to some answers finally.

Steph said...

Ok whats with all the caps??? :) Sorry about the Insurance thing but I am sure it will get handled. Be careful and take care of yourself, email me if you need to.

Cheffie-Mom said...

I hope everything works out very soon and I hope you can get some rest.

AZMom said...

Oh that is such BS!! I hate insurance companies some times! I hope it all gets straightened out. I am glad you have a dx at least. Hang in there.

Hubby is flying out to Bentonville, AR to interview with Wal-Mart corporate. We really hope this one works out. Right now he is delayed here and will be delayed again in Dallas. Dang weather! His interview is tomorrow so as long as he gets there tonight, we'll be okay.

big hugs!

Kellan said...

I'm glad to hear you have a diagnosis and I am sure it will all work out - I hope so!

Happy New Year to you and your family, Courtney - see you soon - Kellan

Andrea said...

It's good to know that you at least know what the problem is now though...right? I'll pray that all the rest works out perfectly...and quickly!