Years ago I had my thyroid removed. I suffered from hypothyroidism. My thyroid was under-active and caused me to be lethargic, tired and made it almost impossible to lose any type of weight. In addition I had an enlarged goiter [gave me a puffy neck] with 13 nodes on each side. When that was discovered I was told that each year they would have to stick thin needles in each one [node] to determine if it had become cancerous. I took a pass and said take it out. Thus, my dependency on thyroid medication; that I must take every single day of my life. It does for my body what a natural well functioning thyroid should have done for me. Without medication I am prone to low blood pressure, decreased breathing, decreased body temperature, coma, stroke and death. So you don't have to tell me twice to take my medication.
So fast forward to last Friday when I [of course] waited to the last minute to fill my prescription for my Levothyroxine [kinda like the generic form of synthroid] only to find out the my insurance company Independence Blue Cross restricted my prescription ordering to mail order. Like, what [blank stare]? I just took my last pill on Thursday. For mail order I would have to get a script, submit it and wait for medication to arrive in the mail. I call multiple departments, beg, plead and damn near threaten suit [should I stroke out]. Nobody cared. They said it was the responsibility of my workplace to notify me back in January. Huh?! It's the fuck April. My bad, sorry I didn't mean to curse but damn it to hell! The red tape [teeth suck]. And then I remembered when I had my short stint without insurance what I did to survive. Now I must revisit and redo.
If you go online you can get discount prescription cards for free. Yes, free! I went to www.discountdrugnetwork.com where they guarantee up to 85% off of prescription drugs. In less than two minutes I had a discount prescription card, called my pharmacy, presented the card information [over the phone] and wallah! My prescription was filled and is awaiting my pick up. Yes! But it gets better. My prescription usually runs me about $20. With the discount prescription card that I got free online it was $15; a five buck savings. I just had to share that with you all as one of my fabulous finds. I am assuming the mail order situation with Independence Blue Cross will be run at a discount but I was [am] in a pinch. And I can't ball on a budget if I'm down for the count; nor can you.
If you need a quick remedy to the same type of prescription debacle or if you just want to see if the prescription card is cheaper I urge you to check it out. I will take savings any way I can get it. And unlike my prescription plan with my major health company who cannot [will not] get me my drugs to save me my life unless I order them via the mail [teeth suck] this and many other discount prescription cards are free. Just check them out or google prescription discount cards. They have those discount drugs yo!