Wednesday, December 17, 2008

It's official!

I have registered for the LDS Storymakers conference in April! WOOO HOOO!
I'm on my way! I also signed up for a Pitch session with Lisa Mangum who looks for new stories for Shadow Mountain and Deseret Book! I can't wait! This is my chance! I also plan to enter the first chapter contest, go the the Whitney Awards dinner, swim in the pool, meet new people, and make lasting friendships.

I have a feeling that this is one of those opportunities that can change my life.

So, an update on my psychosis! lol I went to the doctor, he prescribed me Wellbutrin, (because that is the one that sounded best to me and I have tried various others in the past and didn't like them), went to fill it and my insurance wants to charge me $80.00! And that is for the generic brand! I don't think so.

So I will take your advice, try the Bio-35, and hope it works wonders. The doctor did say he considered me only mildly to moderately depressed. Hmmm. That's good I guess. So, I'll let you know what happens. Oh, by the way, I called my insurance company, and they said that the eighty bucks was part of my prescription deductible. ARGGGGG! That's all I have to say about that. Don't want to use any four letter words after all.


Yolanda said...

Welbutrin (retail) costs $198 and some change....How do I know this? Because my insurance stinks! But I pay it every month because IT IS WORTH IT!!

The vitamins are good-but if you are a candidate for Welbutrin, they probably aren't going to work like you hope they will (they basically are just more vitamin B, C, and D in higher doses...)

Look at it this way--If you have SAD, then come Spring, you might not need it, and therefore, no more co-pay...Plus, Welbutrin is known to not have any of the "bad" side effects, like weight gain, or a decrease in sex drive...In fact, Welbutrin has been linked to weight LOSS...There are days when I think that if I had to choose between insulin, and my Welbutrin, I'd pick the Welbutrin!!!!!

You know how I feel about insurance companies....they will have their own special place in hell....

hi, it's me! melissa c said...

We must have the same insurance!!! lol.

I just have such a hard time wanting to fork over eighty bucks! Guess I'm cheap. The weight loss part really interests me though! Maybe I'll do it. If I don't feel an improvement in the next week, I'll go get it.

Charlotte said...

If the $80 is your insurance deductible, it may go down, once you've met that deductible.

A month or two ago I was getting some prescriptions for Eric (who had just been added to the insurance plan I have at work), and I was really discouraged with how expensive they were. When I called my insurance company, I was told that it was for my deductible. The next time I went to get the prescription, we had met the deductible, and they were MUCH less expensive.

You might find out when your insurance year starts. If it's on a calendar year, wait until January. There's no sense meeting the deductible twice, ya know?

hi, it's me! melissa c said...

Ya, that's how it is. The deductible
starts over in Jan. It's makes me not want to pay it now!

Josi said...

Several people I know take Welbutrin and love, love it. and I believe insurance companies are a scheme--I hate them so very much and that's lame they charge $80. If I were you (which I'm not and I haven't had to go on anti-depressants, yet) I would get the bio-35 and try it for a month. If you don't notice an improvement (I noticed it right away, it took my husband a week--we can both tell if one of us misses it for a day or two) If it doesn't work, start the new year deductible with the Wellbutrin. It's certainly worth the $80 if it allows you to function better, but if the Bio-35 works then, hey, that's a good thing. It's a white bottle with a black label and a green sticker on top of the lid. Good luck.

And super great that you registered for the conference! I'm excited to see you there, you won't regret it. Sorry I wasn't home when you called but I think you chose wisely--Lisa is great.

Tristi Pinkston said...

I'm so excited you're coming to the conference!! I look forward to this conference every year more than I do Christmas or birthdays or ... well, anything. :) See you there!