Hi, I ended up going through the doctor on SinclairMethod.org for privacy reasons and had a great experience (I'm day 13) I was ashamed to admit anything to my GP, I know I know. Then I got to thinking about purchasing the medication through my insurance and become concerned that if outside sources saw this on my record it could influence many other things down the line. For example; long term care, life insurance, possibly being dropped from insurance, etc. So I am buying the meds out of pocket. My first dose was only for 2 weeks (which has lasted longer since I'm slowly working up to 50mg) but 14 pills cost me almost $40 with a discount. Does anyone know if being on this medication could have negative affects down the road being approved for certain things? Thanks for your help.
I went through the exact same thought process, and ended up going with a Sinclairmethod.org telemed doctor, and I pay out of pocket for my pills, just to keep all records off my insurance. We may both be paranoid, I don't know. But I have AUD secrecy issues overall, LOL. So this is no different.
Try Costco's online pharmacy. You can use it even if you are not a member of Costco. I got 90 pills for $85, and they were delivered straight to my mailbox in about 5 days.
It’s such a shame that this additional stress lands on us as we’re proactively dealing with AUD. I don’t know the answer to your question. I’ve even spent some time trying to figure out whether or not doctors and pharmacies have to report the use of Naltrexone to state tracking databases - similar to how controlled substances are tracked. Can any doctor or insurance company look up our prescription history whether or not we used insurance? In my googling it looks like OH and AZ are interested in Naltrexone use, but I cannot figure out anything else.
Does anyone know how to research this?
Like you, I’m going through telemedicine and not using insurance, but I wonder.
Glad I'm not alone in this thought process rella and pauline. I was actually at costco yesterday and realized I should give them a try, they are usually cheaper. I wish I knew someone in the insurance field so I could get some answers, it's sad we have to have this stress.
I went through mdproactive for my script, but used my insurance for the pills. It doesn't save you that much from what I've seen. It was $20 for 30 pills and it looks like Costco is $30 for 30. If you're worried about it, the pills are the inexpensive part.
Thanks rella I will check that out! Yes, tokekin it's the follow up appt's to get the RX that are going to cost me a lot. (not going through GP) $150 next week to get my next script BUT it is worth every penny. Can't put a number on our health.
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