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6 minutes ago, Kimmie K said:

Crappiest part is, I won't even have my depression meds anymore after about 7-8 days (not sure how many pills I have left). Trintellix has given me my brain back. I'm kinda dreading what's to come...waiting on my doctor to get back with me about what to do next :(

The American for-profit health care system in action. I am so sorry.

Most Insurance plans allow for exceptions. If you've shown success on Trintellix, your doctor might be able to appeal? I got my weight loss drug Saxenda on appeal, but only for a few months. Still, it helped my kickstart my success.

Take care of your brain!

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6 minutes ago, PopsFury said:

The American for-profit health care system in action. I am so sorry.

Most Insurance plans allow for exceptions. If you've shown success on Trintellix, your doctor might be able to appeal? I got my weight loss drug Saxenda on appeal, but only for a few months. Still, it helped my kickstart my success.

Take care of your brain!

:783_heart_decoration: Thank you :783_heart_decoration: I'm sure something will work out...

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Ya'll...I just learned my anti-depressant, Trintellix, is not covered by my new insurance policy AND neither are any of the weight loss drugs we were all talking about last week. I went down the list and checked them all once I finally figured out where in the Anthem website...Contrave, Belviq, Qsymia, Topamax, Saxenda, phentermine, Adipex-P, you name it...NOT covered. So I told the office and she canceled the appointment which is totally fine, I didn't want meds anyway. Crappiest part is, I won't even have my depression meds anymore after about 7-8 days (not sure how many pills I have left). Trintellix has given me my brain back. I'm kinda dreading what's to come...waiting on my doctor to get back with me about what to do next [emoji20]
Apply for patient assistance through the manufacturer. You may be able to still get the Trintellix, possibly for free. Scroll down on the website to the Trintellix link.

https://www.takeda.com/en-us/corporate-responsibility/patient-assistance

~SW: 278 CW: 165~
RNY 1/5/2005
"What got you here won't get you there."

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Just now, Amanda Dutton LPC said:

Apply for patient assistance through the manufacturer. You may be able to still get the Trintellix, possibly for free. Scroll down on the website to the Trintellix link.

https://www.takeda.com/en-us/corporate-responsibility/patient-assistance

~SW: 278 CW: 165~
RNY 1/5/2005
"What got you here won't get you there."

OMG thank you!!!!! I'm checking this out right now! :783_heart_decoration:

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OMG thank you!!!!! I'm checking this out right now! :783_heart_decoration:
You are very welcome! I've been there, so I'm happy to help. Even WITH insurance coverage, I am on a med for an autoimmune disorder that would cost $2300 a WEEK if it wasn't for patient assistance. Now it's $5/month.

~SW: 278 CW: 165~
RNY 1/5/2005
"What got you here won't get you there."

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46 minutes ago, Amanda Dutton LPC said:

You are very welcome! I've been there, so I'm happy to help. Even WITH insurance coverage, I am on a med for an autoimmune disorder that would cost $2300 a WEEK if it wasn't for patient assistance. Now it's $5/month.

~SW: 278 CW: 165~
RNY 1/5/2005
"What got you here won't get you there."

Holy cow! :blink: Well I am very very thankful that you popped into this thread when you did. I filled everything out and faxed the doctor his portion. It says it should only take 5-7 days after they receive the application. Fingers crossed!

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Holy cow! :blink: Well I am very very thankful that you popped into this thread when you did. I filled everything out and faxed the doctor his portion. It says it should only take 5-7 days after they receive the application. Fingers crossed!
I'm glad, too! Keep us posted!

~SW: 278 CW: 165~
RNY 1/5/2005
"What got you here won't get you there."

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On 1/3/2019 at 1:48 PM, Kimmie K said:

@mousecat88 Surgeon's office lady replied back and said "phentermine + topamax or Contrave", but to let the surgeon know I'm concerned about interaction with the Trintellix. Good to know...

Im not a fan of phentermine. I took it for like 8 months and I lost a lot of weight but obviously gained it all back plus some. It makes you jittery as hell, insomnia, heart palpitations. Ugh. Never again

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On 1/7/2019 at 5:02 PM, Amanda Dutton LPC said:

I'm glad, too! Keep us posted!

~SW: 278 CW: 165~
RNY 1/5/2005
"What got you here won't get you there."

I meant to come back here and post on my experience with Takeda's patient assistance program, but totally forgot. SO...it's absolutely fantastic! Within days of applying, they shipped me 270 days of medication for free :1296_raised_hands_tone2: Thank you again for suggesting this. You pretty much helped saved my world! :779_heartpulse:

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I've actually tried them all. Only thing that actually worked was phentermine. The others costed me about a $100 a month as well. But I was willing to try them for 3 months at a time. Currently my PCP only prescribes me the phen. He only does a low dose of 15mg, never writes for the 37.5 because of the side effects, and it's safe enough for long term use. I've currently been off it for a few months and when I went to pick up my ambien cvs filled so I went ahead and picked it up. I'm currently at 139.6, I'm only 4 lbs shy of 100 lb loss. I'm debating on starting it at the moment.

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