I have searched for 25 years for something to help me function and feel like a normal person and have found it with provigil. I only have social security to live on. I am on medicare with a drug plan and need other drugs before using provigil so cant get this drug.i have depression since my husband was killed in car accident in 84, have sleep apnea/c-pap machine, cant sleep except during the day etc.and life is miserable without provigil. Cant understand why i have to live like this without the drug that can help me... no way can i ever afford this and guess its just for people with lots of money... sad... so sad.
You might first check with you pharmacist to see if they have a program where you can get your provigil. If not, some communities have foundations that help those who can't afford their medication to get it. If all else fails, call the manufacturer. In know of many cases where they have supplied the medication at no cost. Good luck!
I am not sure if I really have an answer for you. But know exactly how you feel. I felt like I got my quality of life back after taking some samples of Provigil a Neurologist gave me. The samples ran out and I paid 17 dollars a pill after that!! At the time it was worth it, so worth it... to enjoy my life and really feel productive. Well ultimately I lost my house to forclosure, even though I was able to work lots of overtime to help pay for them. Still, I now rent, my credit is ruined and insurance wants me to take Adderall or Ritalin which are both class II strong narcotics and NOT what I need. Provigil is what I need but insurance wont pay making up crazy reasons why I "don't need" provigil. Well I am a Nurse who works different shifts, I have lyme disease which causes terrible fatigue some days. Without the Provigil I am a zombie. I tried those other two drugs and the side effects were SO not worth it. As I said I am sorry I don't have an answer I really wish I did. But I totally sympathize with you.
I have had trouble getting name brands with Medicare. They usually require prior authorization. If your doc will do the paperwork and make one phone call, you may be able to get what you need. That was my solution with the Part D issues.
That, along with the other suggestions, should get you the med you need.
You might also check with the manufacturer. Many have financial forms to fill out and you can get meds for free. Worked for cellcept before I had Medicare.
A good doc can jump the hoops with Medicare. Mine does,and I have been on many off label,use drugs for my disease. I agree completely with hippie chick.
- Provigil Information for Consumers
- Provigil Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Provigil (detailed)
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