I can’t figure out how to feel about this.

“You know this is gonna be pricey, right?” asked the cashier at CVS this evening.

Oh, I knew alright. Last time I filled my Effexor it took an eighty-dollar bite out of my wallet, and this time I was also refilling my Abilify – my only nongeneric. I smiled and nodded, ready for whatever.

“Five hundred and fifteen dollars.” she said.

OK, I wasn’t ready for that.

Needless to say, I did not complete the purchase. I mean, that’s ridiculous. That’s like, half my rent. That’s like, more than I spend on groceries. And, point blank, I don’t HAVE five hundred dollars. Not even close.

So welcome to Crazy again, I guess.

“Buckle your seatbelts, ha ha,” said B!, when I told him the good news. That was going to be the title of this post. Then I remembered how terrible I’m about to feel in about three or four days, and I decided it wasn’t a funny joke.

4 responses to “I can’t figure out how to feel about this.”

  1. Is buying black market drugs from Canada an option? Not like I have contacts or knowledge or anything, but I’ve got to imagine black market prices are less than five hundred samolians.

    Update: I have just been informed that if you drive over the border to buy them at a reputable Canadian pharmacy it’s not actually “black market” Hooray legality!


  2. Wow that is alot! I am very lucky that my two drugs are also in generics.


  3. My cousin was in your boat last winter–aged out of her old insurance, suddenly couldn’t afford her ADHD meds, suddenly couldn’t hold down a job. I think she wound up ordering from http://www.canadadrugs.com. Alternately, I’m driving from Boston to Canada (Nova Scotia) at the end of the month if you want a ride over the border. We could put you on a bus back from the Maine side…


    1. road trips sound fun…. !


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