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pensiveone last won the day on August 7 2013

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  1. So, I took in my script for Deplin today to the pharmacy on campus, hoping my insurance would cover it. Well, the pharmacist said that she called my insurance company, but had not heard back and I'll have to check back next week. Out of curiosity, I asked her how much a one-month supply of 30 capsules would be without insurance. Her answer? $400!!! I just don't believe it--this is ******* ridiculous. I'm planning on writing a letter to the makers of Deplin (because it's been too long since I've written to a company I find problematic). I'll post back next week . . . I just had to share that. In my research online, I read some playing $100 or $200. We'll see 1) If my insurance covers it, and 2) How much I'd have to pay.
  2. I just started Deplin four days ago and I'm really hoping it works. I haven't had energy for a while--I've talked to my doctors about it before, but they always seem to ignore me. I recently started seeing a new Pdoc and she prescribed Deplin. I'm worried about the cost--I've been taking samples given to me, but I only have two capsules left. I'm going to the RX tomorrow to see how much it will cost. chip, I read somewhere that there is a generic form (it's called l-methylfolate).
  3. Velthir, I'm actually going in Monday. I haven't had blood work done yet, although I hope she will order some then. I wonder if the lithium is working; I can't really tell.
  4. Hi, All, I'm wondering how long it takes for the "full effect" of lithium to kick in. Anyone care to share their story? I'm currently on 300 mg (which I think is the lowest dosage). I'm taking it to augment the Wellbutrin I'm on for depression. I can't tell if it's working yet (it's been 3 weeks). I have noticed that I'm losing weight AND, unfortunately, I now have a disgusting boil on my scalp. (I did some research on the internet and I guess lithium can cause boils!) Has anyone else had this experience????
  5. I hate it when . . . I find out that yet another person I know was cheating on his spouse while pretending to be monogamous. While I know life and relationships are complex and messy, I have lost all respect I had for this person. This also happened with a professor who I respected a lot. I looked up to him so much, so I was let down when i realized he was sleeping with students.
  6. Confidence is #1 for me. Other important factors are: Really good hygiene Kindness Neat appearance
  7. Carrisa, I finally started 300 mg of lithium. (I took one dose and was so nauseous, I was afraid to take it again. I had to wait a while to start it again in case the nausea continued). At any rate, It's been three days now. I started taking it with dinner and that has eased the nausea substantially. I have been urinating like crazy, which I hate. I also feel heavily drugged. I also still feel slightly nauseous. It also gives me headaches. I've done a ton of research and I'm terrified my hair will thin or fall out. If that is the case, I will probably stop taking it. I'm taking lithium not because I'm bi-polar, but to augment the Wellbutrin I'm on. There were so many positive reviews that lithium helps, so I'm trying to be optimistic. There seems to be some debate over how "natural" it is--some people see it as "better" because it's a salt; however, some people talk like it's poison. NOt sure what to think.
  8. I passed my prelim exams! It's still sinking in! Whew!
  9. I found out that I passed my prelim exams. My head is still spinning! It's a huge relief . . . and accomplishment.
  10. Just need to vent . . . . I'm so down, I don't know what to do. I keep trying so hard and my depression won't let up. I don't know how I make it through the day. Tomorrow, I'm going from doing nothing all day to teaching two classes, taking a class and working on my dissertation. I just don't know how I'm going to do it. I hate the way this new department treats the grad students. I also have to teach at 8:00 a.m., which is really early for me, so I'm worried about getting enough sleep. To make things more stressful, an ex came back into my life and wants to get back together. He has changed a lot (for the better I think), but I'm having a hard time engaging. I don't know how I feel. I'm trying to focus on the positive, but I'm having a difficult time doing that.
  11. Thanks, blueyonder, I appreciate this! :-)
  12. I want to thank everyone for their input. I will respond soon. I'm not feeling very well these last few days. ...blueyonder, I didn't know that thread existed. It does seem unnecessary to point it out after the fact.
  13. I'm becoming increasingly worried about my cat Bug. I will have had him one year next month. Just over a month ago, he started attacking me as I was on the way to bed. (I lock him out of my bedroom for several reasons). Well, lately, he's taken to attacking me when I get up, too. He lunges at me and bites me. It upsets me and I often end up bleeding (but he doesn't bite me hard enough to break my skin, it's usually his claws). I know nothing about his background; I got him from a local shelter. He looks likes like a Savannah cat. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1191&bih=678&q=savannah+cat&oq=Sava&gs_l=img.1.0.0l10.1043.1814.0.4214. He's high energy and he needs a lot of attention. I try to play with him, but these attacks are frustrating me. Has anyone experienced this? I haven't found a lot online in terms of advice. I can't afford to take him to the vet right now.
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