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Posted by Chuck C. ( on February 15, 2001 at 22:44:12:

In Reply to: imitrex and side effects posted by sandy on February 15, 2001 at 17:36:10:

9 per month? Said who? Your doctor or your insurance company? That is assuming you have insurance. If you're not forking out several hundred dollars in the US for 9 doses, then you must have insurance. And, if you have insurance, the 9 doses are probably the limit your ins. co says you can have. There are loopholes, as I am only recently finding out. My doc gave me six 50mg tablet samples, which isn't as quick as the spray or injection, but free is free. My neuro gave me a Rx for 100mg tablets which cost the same as the 50mg tabs and he says "if 50 works for you, then break them in half". So, out of the nine tabs I get in a month, I can get 18 doses out of it. I also get 6 sprays a month, and technically, I can have both Rx's filled because they aren't administered the same way. And, you can appeal an ins. co's limits, but they certainly won't make it easy for you. Hang in there and ask your doc for some samples. He doesn't pay for them. Glaxo Wellcome GIVES them to clinics; at least in my wife's office, the drug co's give them away for FREE. Finally, stockpile your meds when the beast leaves, if it does leave, that is. Sooner or later, it'll be back, and if it never comes back, you could always give it to another sufferer in need.

Chuck C

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