Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The headache, continued

My headache is still persisting.  Little bugger.  It's not terrible, I can function, but I would still like it to, you know, STOP eventually.  So today I went to see my "doctor" (PA) Amber.  She seemed kind of concerned with it, particularly the fact that it (or one of the meds) seems to be fiddling with my hearing a little.  I noticed it when my phone's text alert goes off.  It seems...out of tune.  It's weird. I can also hear the difference in music and sometimes even when I'm talking.  She did a bunch of little neurological tests and I did fine, so she said that it may be a combination of the migraine and the stupid cold-that-won't-die.  So  hopefully the antibiotics I've been taking will start working soon. 

She gave me a prescription for a migraine medicine I've taken in the past as well, so I dropped it off at a nearby pharmacy.  I should mention this was my "lunch break".  They said it would be 15 minutes, so I drove across the street for a quick lunch and then went back.  When I got back they told me that my prescription plan only approves this medication in a quantity of 12. Mine was written for 9.  Seriously?!  Yes this is the same RX plan that I fought with on Tyler's medications (see HERE).  They said they'd have to see if the doctor would re-write it for 12, which I knew they would, and then they'd call me.  I was annoyed, because I was hoping to take the new medicine rather than what I already had because it makes me so tired, but I needed to get back to work for a meeting, and really, what could I do?  So I left, got two miles down the road, and got stopped for a really long funeral procession.  While I was stopped, I took my original medicine.  I had barely swallowed when the pharmacy called to say that they'd gotten the original RX for 9 approved after all, and could I please come back to get it.  *FACEPALM*

I waited for the procession to pass, did a U-Turn, and fought the now-congested traffic back to the pharmacy.  I finally got my medicine (after playing the I CAN'T HEAR YOU game with the woman at the drive thru--seriously, SPEAK UP sister!) and got back to work just in time for my meeting.  Sigh.

My doctor said that if my headache isn't gone by Monday she wants me to have a CAT scan.  So please go away, Headache!!!


Brianna said...

Ugh. Sometimes insurance companies can so suck! Glad you got the new meds and fingers are crossed that this headache will go away!

Jessica L. said...

I'm so sorry you had so much trouble getting your prescription filled! Insurance companies are the worst! I feel your pain with dealing with migraines. I've had them for years. I hope the new medicine works and your migraine goes away!

Hope said...

Dealing with insurance is sure to give you a headache if you don't already have one. I hope you're feeling better by now, and hope you can get some answers about the joint pain, too!

ADSchill said...

Ugh! So sorry you are still dealing with this! Boo! I am super annoyed by insurance right now for the insane hospital bill we got for when Cooper was admitted for pneumonia and ear infections. One night of monitoring and antibiotics and we ended up with huge debt. Anyhow, I am hoping this medication works for you.

Heather said...

Hope your headache gets better. I also get them sometimes.