A few years ago, I was diagnosed with ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder. In order to combat that, I take medication. This medication is for all intents and purposes an amphetamine. But instead of making me bounce off the walls, it energizes me and helps me focus.
Because of what it is it is tightly controlled. My insurance changed slightly recently. Because of that, even though I've taken this medication for years my doctor is suddenly required to provide pre-authorization before the insurance will pay for it.
Sounds simple, right? Well, I've been doing without this particular medication since Sunday while my doctor, the pharmacy, and I guess the insurance company all get their act together.
Meanwhile I struggle with the symptoms that come with a sudden withdrawal. Throw in that I also suffer from depression and anxiety and that my symptoms aren't helping with those conditions and you will understand this hasn't been a great week.
But right now all I can do is take it one step at a time and hope that tomorrow the powers that be will get this straightened out. Anyway, consider this blog post a getting this off my chest. Maybe it'll help me feel better.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Withdrawal is No Fun
Posted by Laura Ware at 6:21 PM
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