26 February 2009

If I had a million dollars...

I would certainly not spend it on a monkey.

But I would spend some of it on some lovely pills.

The midwife gave me two prescriptions for morning sickness yesterday. One, which costs me $5, will probably make me too drowsy to function. The other, she called "the Cadilac" of drugs for nausea. Apparently it's some special drug they give to kemo patients before they have their treatments. Apparently, it also costs something like $100 a pill. Oh-- and I don't have any prescription coverage (thank you big stupid prairie university who doesn't think I need it). The magic $100 a pill drug is one time a day with no side effects of narcolepsy.

Did I mention that it's $100 a pill?!?! That would be almost $1000 for a week of good days.

Now, the midwife said that she thought that there was now a generic form of the pill that runs more like $10 a pill, which compared to $100 a pill sounds like a steal.

Except that it's not. That's still over 300 dollars if this stupid morning--make that all frickin' day long--sickness lasts another month. (which it did with X).

So I think I'm going to try the sleep-inducing one first, because I don't know if I want to pay that much money to feel ok. For that much, I could buy J the stupid netbook he wants to thank him for taking care of me.

Seriously folks-- how much would you pay for a good day?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

well i have never had to go thriugh what you have had to so my opinion dose not realy count to mutch but i would not pay $100 for it

DS

LD said...

That's kind of what I'm thinking. I'm kind of afraid that it would be like meth--once I have one day that's good, I'll keep needing hits-- and I can't really afford them

AcadeMama said...

So maybe this is not even an option and you can completely ignore the idea, but....as a student, I'm guessing you're not rich. Depending on how much your husband makes, is it possible that you might qualify for your state's version of Medicaid? Even though I have medical/prescription insurance through my school, we're still broke enough that I qualify for Medicaid, so my prescriptions (and all the prenatal care, etc.) is covered 100%. It might be something at least worth looking into...

If none of the above is applicable, then sleep all the stress away my dear! I hope the queasies go away soon!

Karo said...

I would pay ten dollars for a good day, but I think you're right about the possible "addiction" aspect. It wouldn't be just about one day. Since pregnancies are different, you might not be as sick, or you might be more sick. I don't know. I do know that I hope the drowsy one works somehow and doesn't make you too drowsy. And as an owner of one of those little netbooks, they're great and they've come down in price a bit since I got mine for $349. Good luck!

Jennie said...

Maybe you should ask your doctor about Meclizine. It is the generic name of the drug that is in Bonine, which is an OTC pill for motion sickness (most stores like Walgreen's carry a generic version of Bonine). When I was pregnant we were going on a cruise and I asked my OB if I could take Bonine for motion sickness. He told me that Meclizine is fine during pregnancy, and is in fact what they often prescribe to patients for nausea. It's worth a shot, and would be much less expensive.

LD said...

Thanks for all the suggestions!