So now I think I will apply my first Emsam patch today. I know there's still the possibility that it won't work..but at least it's something DIFFERENT. Not another SSRI or SNRI. I'm really excited. It's just a little irritating cos the box is all "Wash area with soap and water before applying and make sure the area is not hairy"..um. People hair hair on every part of their body. It says to put it on your outer upper arm, chest, back, or upper thigh. I think everyone has a little bit of hair on all these places! :/
The receipt said "Your insurance saved you $730"something. So I guess if I were an insurance company, I'd not want to pay $730 a month if I could avoid it. But they are DOING IT. I just hope they feel salty. They thought they could fuck me over but did not realise the badass doctor I have in my corner.
So, please, pray that this works. Please, God. PLEASE. I keep trying to picture myself feeling better and actually feeling like life is worth living. It is possible. I am not stuck this way. This will work.
I can't believe the doctor did that for me. I have to send him a thank-you note. I had this letter written out with a list of reasons for him to give the insurance company for why they need to approve the Emsam..and was worried he'd still not want to do it..and here he already did it. I don't know what he said..but it worked! I'm just amazed. I am sending him a thank-you card, but I also went to two different doctor-rating sites and gave him good ratings. Here is my rating on ratemds.com: http://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/2
(Dunno why it says Villanova, I guess he has a private practise there or used to.) I think it is nice to leave a rating about your doctor when they are awesome. I like the concept. Kinda want to go and give bad ratings to previous shitty doctors now.