Went to see the shrink today and I now have no more money. Why because not only did she charge me for my usual appointment fee but she also decided she had to charge me for the 9 minute conversation we had on the phone last week. Yeah, that was conversation where she decided Risperdone was what I needed that almost landed me in a psych ward. Total cost today, not including a new prescription to yet another med that will probably cause me hell, was close to 500 hundred dollars. Ummmm….I’m in awe about this and a little pissy. Seriously.
Anyway, she started me on Tegretol. Which I’ve taken before. I had walked up in there with my old bottles of everything that I was on before I stopped taking it because I couldn’t afford medication. Now I understand why I can’t afford medication because I have to pay the damn doctor to get the medication! Why she won’t prescribe all 4 of the medications that worked in the past for me is totally beyond me. “Well you seem to have a sensitive system and I don’t want to overload it.” But I was on all of these before????
I literally paid someone 500 hundred dollars for a prescription that cost me 4 bucks. I feel like I’m getting scammed here.
I mean seriously scammed.
It makes me anxiety ridden.
It gives me a headache. Oh wait that might be from the Tegretol or Trazodone. Nope I’m pretty sure it’s from my now almost empty bank account.
And doctors wonder why people with mental conditions self medicate. Sigh.