Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Don't Let Your Bipolar Prescription Run Out!

I made a bipolar rookie's blunder last week and found myself with one pill of Seroquel and no prescription for more. No excuse for that one. I get my meds through a mail order, because it is 1/3 the cost of getting the prescription at a brick-and-mortar pharmacy.

If you also get your bipolar medications in this less expensive way, always remember to order far in advance of running out.

What It Took to Get My Rx:
  1. I had to first contact my doctor to get a new prescription order.
  2. The doctor's office mailed me the written prescription.
  3. I then discovered that I had no more mail order forms to send the script in, and had to wait for forms to be sent to me.
  4. Then I sent the prescription in to the mail order company and waited for it to be filled and mailed back to me.
This whole scenario took no more than a week and a half (luckily), but it was merely a case of poor planning. And yes, I could have just run the prescription order over the a pharmacy and paid extra, but decided to run the risk of mail order in order to save cash.

Your bipolar medications are vital to your mental health. Use my example as a reminder to always stay on top of your meds and make sure that you have plenty of time to order and receive a new prescription, especially if it is through the mail.


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