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Offline wtfimpoz

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my prescription
« on: July 31, 2010, 04:46:33 PM »
staring at a prescription that I won't start taking for another 3 weeks.  Is there a reasonable way to fill it today and add the excess between now and when I start meds to this stockpile I'm supposed to be forming?
09/01/2009-neg
mid april, 2010, "flu like illness".
06/01/2010-weakly reactive ELISA, indeterminant WB
06/06/2010-reactive ELISA, confirmed positive.

DATE       CD4     %     VL
07/15/10  423     33    88k
08/28/10  489     19    189k
09/06/10-Started ATRIPLA
09/15/10  420     38    1400
11/21/10  517     25    51

Offline bocker3

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Re: my prescription
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2010, 05:12:04 PM »
So how many threads are you going to ask this same question in???
Fill it now, you can refill it at the regular interval and start your "extra supply".  This assumes that you actually do plan to start taking it.  The meds have a one year expiration, which may or not be "real", but just rotate appropriately and you don't need to worry about it.
Atripla - Started 12/05
Reyataz/Norvir - Added 6/06
Labs - Pre-Meds
Sep05 T=350/25% VL98,559
Nov05 288/18%  47,564
Current Labs
May2013 691/31% <20

Offline wtfimpoz

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Re: my prescription
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2010, 06:30:04 PM »
So how many threads are you going to ask this same question in???
Fill it now, you can refill it at the regular interval and start your "extra supply".  This assumes that you actually do plan to start taking it.  The meds have a one year expiration, which may or not be "real", but just rotate appropriately and you don't need to worry about it.

If i cash in the script now, will doc or insurance notice if i ask for another one and fill it 20 days from now?
09/01/2009-neg
mid april, 2010, "flu like illness".
06/01/2010-weakly reactive ELISA, indeterminant WB
06/06/2010-reactive ELISA, confirmed positive.

DATE       CD4     %     VL
07/15/10  423     33    88k
08/28/10  489     19    189k
09/06/10-Started ATRIPLA
09/15/10  420     38    1400
11/21/10  517     25    51

Offline Inchlingblue

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Re: my prescription
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2010, 07:23:35 PM »
If i cash in the script now, will doc or insurance notice if i ask for another one and fill it 20 days from now?

Did you check how many refills your doctor included? Mine always does three.

As far as insurance they have their own rules covering how early a person can refill. In my case, it's every 24 days. If the pharmacist tries to put it through sooner it won't go through on the computer but at 24 days it goes through so it depends on your insurance.

I was told by someone that insurance companies sometimes will do an audit and figure out if a person has been stockpiling but that has not happened with me.

Have you checked what your pharmaceutical coverage is? One guy on here was shocked because he was able to fill his first two Atripla Rx with a $35. co-pay and then on the third the cost was over $1000. b/c the policy had a yearly limit on Rx.

If you have co-pays you might want to use the co-pay assistance program, most of which cover the entire co-pay up to about $200. per month.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2010, 07:26:16 PM by Inchlingblue »

Offline wtfimpoz

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Re: my prescription
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2010, 08:26:59 PM »
I haven't been able to find ANYTHING in writing.  I have group coverage, and so would expect that there are no limits.  I actually called my insurance company outright, verified that my conversation was confidential and not reportable to my employer and stated my situation explicitly, noting that I was operating with an eye towards saving them money (it was part of a broader discussion).  They reassured me that there were no lifetime or yearly limits.  I'm sure this'll be the sort of thing which could come back and surprise me though.  I called a previous time too and was told the same thing.  Still kinda crossing my fingers.  

EDIT:  Copay looks like its gonna be 15 bucks a month.  I'm waiting for hte other shoe to drop on this one.
09/01/2009-neg
mid april, 2010, "flu like illness".
06/01/2010-weakly reactive ELISA, indeterminant WB
06/06/2010-reactive ELISA, confirmed positive.

DATE       CD4     %     VL
07/15/10  423     33    88k
08/28/10  489     19    189k
09/06/10-Started ATRIPLA
09/15/10  420     38    1400
11/21/10  517     25    51

Offline Inchlingblue

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Re: my prescription
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2010, 08:52:18 PM »

EDIT:  Copay looks like its gonna be 15 bucks a month.  I'm waiting for hte other shoe to drop on this one.

Even though it's only $15. if you use the co-pay card it's free and it's very easy to use.

Offline PeteNYNJ

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Re: my prescription
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2010, 01:54:16 AM »
why are you waiting 3 weeks and if you call your insurance company, they can tell you when you can fill it again.  So will the pharmacy.

 


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