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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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