Disheartened

I became a migraine sufferer when I turned 40, I am now 44 and a mother of a 10 yr old boy and a 3 yr old girl. I do get migraines, but suffer mostly from chronic daily headaches. Some months I have had up to 4 migraines.

My neurologist prescribed Relpax 40 mg tablets and it saved my life. I previously had United Healthcare and received 18 tablets every 30 days. Never had a problem, my husbands co switched to Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Carolina, BEWARE, insurance from hell.

I tried to fill my script the second week of Jan, and was told I need my doct verbal auth. To cut the story short, it is now March and I have never been able to get my full script, I have paid out of pocket almost $400.

Now I have to wait until March 12 to get 16 tablets for $40 instead of 18 for $10. All about money, not patient care. Stay away for BC/BS of NC.

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  • Ellen Schnakenberg
    8 years ago

    jenmich, I’m so sorry to hear of your struggles with your insurance company. I dealt with one that was similar. It became nearly a full-time job just dealing with them. I still am fighting them over a bill from last June sending and resending the same forms over and over again because they say they’ve been lost. Ridiculous. Hang in there. I had to come to peace with my struggles knowing that eventually it was all leading toward better treatment. That made it worth it. Sort of. I’m still angry, but so were many others on our plan. Enough complaints came in that insurance was changed this year. Have you considered complaining about your treatment?

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