I just found out that my insurance will only pay for 90 pills per year for sleeping pills. I have used that up. I have taken Ambien(generic)for years and now they want pay for anymore. I called to ask what it would cost me and they said $416.00 for a 90 day supply. I can't afford that or even for a month's cost. This is awful. Any suggestions as to OTC that will help. I am going to try ZzzQuil. Pray it works. I have an awful time sleeping. Thanks.
I'm so sorry that your insurance is giving you such a hard time pay for your sleep meds!
I do wonder if you could be "diagnosed" with panic disorder, if you could get more meds for sleep, or even PTSD? I know it's playing a game with the system, and therefore not really straight but you need to sleep!
Ask your doc about these options, tis an idea anyway.
You also could try good old Benadryl for sleep if you can't get your meds.
You should get several solid hours of Z's with it.
wishing you good sleep!
smileyhappy mentioned trazodone for sleep. it is an AD but most docs prescribe it for insomnia. good news is that it is on the walmart (and others) 4 dollar generic list. 90 days is 9 or 10 dollars, depending on where you live. the even better news is that it is scorable so get a rx for a larger mg than you need, cut in halves and you have 30 pills for $2.00. or, if money is no prob, do it anyway and save it up for when it's time for Toys for Tots and buy a nice toy. target has teva so i go there.i think Barr is a placebo... just kidding... sorta. i have been taking it many years. tried ambien but it can cause or worsen depression, so went back to trazodone. whatever you do, i hope it works for you.
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