I’ve been taking 10mg Lexapro for several years now for anxiety. My previous doctor would write an annual prescription when I had my annual check up. I changed insurance and had to switch doctors. The new doctor has me seeing him every 3 months and prescribes only 90 days of Lexapro at a time. Just over a year of this now, and it’s not only expensive with office visits but extraordinary inconvenient. I have zero health issues and take no other medications. Is this normal or am I and my insurance company getting taken to the bank by the doc?
Well, it's standard practice to want to "see you" every 3 months unless you are having regular visits with a therapist. What I did was go to a therapist once or twice, tell the MD I was seeing the therapist (name & contact info. for his records), then quit going as it was totally unnecessary. Now I get 10 mg of Lexapro as needed and only see the MD once a year.
A little "white lie" to get what you need.
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