Lunesta and insurance

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Avatar m tn At one time was on Ambien but now am on Lunesta and don't like it. It takes forever to make me sleeping. I took it a about MN last night and was still awake at 4am. When it did kick in, I slept for 5 hours and woke. I thought it was the 'best' one out there. My insurance will pay for Ambien but not for Lunesta. They say it is a more expensive pill. But to me, it isn't worth it.
140622 tn?1190102529 My platelets hover around 50 too. So since I have no insurance and could not afford ambian or lunesta. Cost over 100. My doctor gave me ativan. It comes in generic. Only cost 27 month. Works really well for me. 2mgs is what he gave me. I know the risk of dependency but will worry about that when treatment is over.
572651 tn?1333939396 The mfg of Lunesta will send you a discount card that will pay your copay on insurance, up to $50 per month ($600 per year) if you use their sleep medicine. I figure this is information worth sharing with you .....
Avatar m tn Hi - I ran out of my generic Lunesta 3mgs and thought no biggie to go without until I got the insurance/script prob sorted out. But just prior to this I had also whittled down to a tiny - 1/4 tab of a 10/325 daily amount of oxy. But whoa 3rd night off both and I scrambled to find a 2mg Lunesta I had forgotten in a travel bag in order to reduce the withdrawal. I have to sleep or I get sick. This Lunesta helped so I did not return to the oxy.
Avatar f tn You might try taking a combination of Valerian and Melatonin when you stop the Lunesta. I was taking Lunesta in my early withdrawals and it did make me sleep, but that nasty taste was to much for me. I must say I haven't really slept really well since, but the herbs I mention do help somewhat, I take a hot bath before bed then I take them. From what I've heard Lunesta withdrawals are mainly mental, but you can get addicted to just about anything.
1076494 tn?1255765361 and let him know the meds he prescribed did not work and remind him you have no insurance but would like to try something else and ask if he would have a few samples for you to try since the Lunesta and Ambian have not worked for you. Also, you may be able to get your meds for free or at a low cost..I applied for Nuvigil which is $300.00 at my pharmacy,( which i could not afford) It took 5 weeks but now I'm getting them FREE....I'm in the process of applying for my other meds..
Avatar m tn So quite obviously, I didn't not continue with that. I've also tried Sonata and Lunesta in the past. Sonata did not help me at all and with Lunesta I experienced horrible hallucinations. Ambien, by far, is the best for me. I've not experienced any long-term side effects (that I can tell or that may possibly show in blood work) from being on the Ambien this long.
351342 tn?1197588360 I've noticed a lot of folks from sweet home Alabama on here and I was wondering how ez it is to get Sub and how do you go about it??? I don't have any insurance and not too much $$$. I'm planning on my quit date being Dec 18th?? How much $$$ does the drug cost and how long do you normally have to take it?? I'm more than likely going to go cold turkey but I wanna explore all my options first!!
Avatar f tn to go before enough of these drugs will be cleared out and finally/maybe, I'll be able to sleep again. Even Ambien, Ambien CR and Lunesta stopped working for me, besides the insurance company has refused to pay for them anymore for me. The doctor's office is trying to appeal it for me.
1116669 tn?1269146866 I'm starting tx next week and I have been taking 100mg trazodone for the last 2 years for insomnia. my dr said I would have to cut back the trazodone to 50mg because one of the drugs magnifies the effects of the trazodone. Traodone has been my little piece of heaven for my insomnia problems. It does not have the side affect problems that most of the popular sleep prescriptions.........
Avatar n tn Help! I've tried detoxing from xanex 3 times & the withdrawal is dehibilitating. here's my story: 3 times i was hospitalized in mental health/behavioral units for detox of xanax and because of no insurance was kicked out within one week. i've been on xanax for 7 years starting out with .5 mg three times a day. i built up a tolerance & abused the drug in order to get the same effect.
Avatar n tn Needless to say, it wakes me up several times and then I become anxious and cant go back to sleep. Have any of you ever experienced anything like this? Also, do you think I need more testing? My cardio asked me if I thought I could live with the symptoms. At this point, with no sleep, my answer is NO. Help if you can.
Avatar n tn i have found i was taking to much peg,found commitment to care when my insurance said injectables were not covered and saved $18,000 and have had answered to side questions. thanks. my dr. is really a loss but it is to late to change. he never even called me re. 12 week pcr and i got it from the hospital. nuff about him.
937868 tn?1379188559 two weeks ago I had sex with an ex boyfriend without condoms, he told me several times that he dont have HIV, he was tested in march this year and the results where negative, then he had sex with condoms with another woman, and he insisted that he is ok. He is very healthy and does a lot of excersice and eats very well. He is not a drug addict and never had sex with a man. I know im at risk but how big is the risk and or is. My OCD exagerating things.
Avatar n tn If you don't want to go that route -- recently, the Sepracor people have been in my office quite often and say that Lunesta has quite a long half-life (roughly 8hours). Given this, it should help you to stay asleep - although I have not used that much of it yet (it's very new). Ambien is great for people who can't get to sleep initially. Let me know your progress.
Avatar f tn I'm just wondering how many of us are agoraphobic and to what extent. I know that I am and fight it all the time but make sure that I do leave my home most days. I have a very dear friend who hasn't left her home in almost 7 years. She has had all kinds of therapy and has tried SSRIs and other meds but is now VERY meds phobic and even with the CBT she finally gave up and just stays home. I'm wondering if there are others on this forum who are like her or are the majority like me.
168348 tn?1379360675 Target and Walmart have the generic prescription plan . it is only $4 a mo for any generic on their list I think.
Avatar f tn My husband has health insurance on me through his job, which covers my meds. And after 3 years of trying and a lawyer, I was fortunately to get my Soc. Sec. Disability, which has Medicare, which covers my doctors visits and tests. SSDI does not give you a lot of money, so it's not as if I'm taking the government for Bookoo bucks. They take a huge portion of your monthly allotment for Medicare premiums and then after I pay my normal bills, I have only $400-$500 to last me a whole month.
Avatar n tn We have joined AMVETS and plan to pursue any VA benifits available to him. He currently has health insurance through my employer and will then be covered through COBRA. I recently resigned my position as Director of Surgical Services at an Emory affiliated hospital. Being an RN I should have recognized that Terry's Hep C was active and aggresive. The job had me so busy and my Mother is very ill, I couldn't see it, until around sept. 2004, when he began this trip.
Avatar f tn I have been on several medications cymbolta, transome, nortifline, ambien and many others for sleep over the past years know looking into lunesta but my insurance (healthkeepers plus) does not cover it without an authorization so if it's not approved what else can I try?
544292 tn?1268886268 I figured they might help me since I have no medical insurance and no idea who I would go to. They gave me a few names and since I figured by TODAY I would be out of Klonopin, I better get in soon. It meant having to cancel work. But I am really pleased with myself for finding a good Psychiatrist! I had to pay cash, $150, but it was worth it just not to have to go it alone. I don't think I have any Family or Friends who could take another drug withdrawal story from me!
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544292 tn?1268886268 1)If you are trying to get off tramadol and have medical insurance, call the insurance to find out about medical benifits for detox. 2)Open the yellow pages... addiction stuff usually found under "Alcoholism." Look for any ads that include reference to "detox" and call them asking specificly about tramadol detox (unfortunately, you guys are on the cutting edge of the truths about tramadol withdrawall. Afraid it's gonna be a while until most treatment facilities catch up).
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1436598 tn?1332900133 Have been having non-existent restful sleep for months due to fibro. Have tried numerous solutions, herbal and prescription. Xanax worked for a while, but now usually only gets me 2 hours or so. My Doc (who I do love, and is mostly fantastic) gave me assorted samples to try. Amben CR got me about 4-5 hours of decent, refreshing sleep - I had almost forgotten what that feels like, with no fog in the morning like the xanax.
Avatar m tn i have to take an insane amount of advil to just to knock it back for a few hours. and im terrified to keep taking too much advil and some old sample packs of lunesta a dr gave me, just to get 20 minutes of sleep at a time before it comes screaming back, usually with something worse.
Avatar f tn My doc said he had no time to deal with insurance companies and he said that if he did it for me I could only be allowed a 10 days supply and not a month due to use for short term use only. So was given ALPRAZOLAM XANAX for my sleep and insomnia. Was told that in one week if it does not work I will get something different.
1959859 tn?1331744757 They only pill I pop now is advil and lunesta......Hope to get off those too but with my high stress job I have to sleep. To all that have posted, good luck in your recovery as well. I am starting outpatient rehab in February. 3 night a week. 2 group sessions and 1 personal counseling session. Insurance is paying for it except for 20 dollar co pay. The lady said after 30 days and I graduate, I can come back as an alumni for free.
1000729 tn?1253368650 could you offer suggestions of a non-addictive sleep aid other than Lunesta or Ambien which are patented still and my insurance won't cover them..... God Bless all of you for your time in helping me and so many others out!!!! Time is such a commodity these days and I just want to say thanks!!!! If it wasn't for this forum I would probably still be using opiates today!!!!!