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Insurance Stopped Paying for Adderall XR
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    stugellington is offline New Member
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    Default Insurance Stopped Paying for Adderall XR

    I've been taking 50mg of Adderall XR for about 3 years, both to augment the effects of my anti-depressants (on Effexor XR and Lamictal) and to help with hypersomnolence (excessive sleepiness). Before I took Adderall I could have fallen asleep anywhere, any time I put my head down; when I began on the Adderall I felt like someone gave me my life back, I felt like a functioning human being.

    Anyway, about 2 months ago, my RX insurance told me they will no longer cover my Adderall. When the same thing happened last year, my Dr. submitted a letter of medical necessity, which they accepted, so she tried again this year and they denied it. I appealed the decision and was told that an "independant" Dr. reviewed the appeal and denied it as well and that there are no more appeal options.

    I'm on a generic for Adderall now (Amphetam Salt; there is no generic for XR) and it SUCKS. I need to go back on the name brand. Unfortunately though, it costs me about $360/month for the dosage I need. I'm wondering if anyone knows of any inexpensive pharmacies I can try. I found it for about $280 on drugstore.com, but that's the best I've found. The Canadian pharmacies don't offer it because it's a controlled substance. I just can't believe that I have insurance and a valid RX and still can't get what I need to make me feel close to human without going broke.

    Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    blondesheila is offline New Member
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    Angry blondesheila/same problem really sucks and i won't let go

    Quote Originally Posted by stugellington View Post
    I've been taking 50mg of Adderall XR for about 3 years, both to augment the effects of my anti-depressants (on Effexor XR and Lamictal) and to help with hypersomnolence (excessive sleepiness). Before I took Adderall I could have fallen asleep anywhere, any time I put my head down; when I began on the Adderall I felt like someone gave me my life back, I felt like a functioning human being.

    Anyway, about 2 months ago, my RX insurance told me they will no longer cover my Adderall. When the same thing happened last year, my Dr. submitted a letter of medical necessity, which they accepted, so she tried again this year and they denied it. I appealed the decision and was told that an "independant" Dr. reviewed the appeal and denied it as well and that there are no more appeal options.

    I'm on a generic for Adderall now (Amphetam Salt; there is no generic for XR) and it SUCKS. I need to go back on the name brand. Unfortunately though, it costs me about $360/month for the dosage I need. I'm wondering if anyone knows of any inexpensive pharmacies I can try. I found it for about $280 on drugstore.com, but that's the best I've found. The Canadian pharmacies don't offer it because it's a controlled substance. I just can't believe that I have insurance and a valid RX and still can't get what I need to make me feel close to human without going broke.

    Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    Cats Meow is offline Banned
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    This is an older post, and I didn't see a real reply, I might suggest if you have a Costco in your area, price out your meds there, they're suppose to have the lowest price on all Rx drugs.

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    Delaney98 is offline New Member
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    Default insurance not approving adderall xr

    Try calling the company that makes the drug and see if they will give it to you for free. I know they do that sort of thing when someone doesn't have health insurance. Good luck!

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    Default Adult new to adderall 30 mg xr

    Ive just started to take adderall 1x 10mg am & 1 x 10mg xr in the mid afternoon.....Why am I feeling tired? Maybe 1 30mg xr would be best if I take it in the morning only........I also find that some days im not really hungry is this normal? thx

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