I've hit a desperate state. I sat with my doctor this morning, told him that once again, Nasonex and Allegra could only do so much.
"So, you want an allergy shot, huh?" :insert smirk:
I explained that I've been blowing (literally) through boxes of Kleenex and frankly, I hadn't been sleeping other than the night previous, but that was the first in about 6 nights.
I've woken to my husband very quietly tip-toeing out of the bedroom with pillow in hand. I'm such a sinus wreck that it's sending my husband to seek sleep elsewhere. I should add that he needs complete silence when sleeping (or loud music) and I've not been completely silent nor have I been melodically snoring death metal to him. Poor guy.
So I got the wondrous shot. I swear that between the shot and a little shot of rain, I'm starting to feel like a new woman. I'm excited to sleep AGAIN tonight and to be able to get rid of crusty red nose. A few nights ago, I woke up with baby bubble booger nose. That was gross.
So knowing I was going to Dr. W, I had to get my Epi Pen refilled (the other was outdated) and to get a new prescription of Nasonex, which surprisingly ran out just this morning. I knew that I had a Nasonex coupon from online, but thought I'd give Epi Pen a try.
I found one. $0 copay! Hooray!
I went to the pharmacy with coupons in hand. The pharmacy tech never gets mad about the coupons even though she has to back the script back out of the system and refill it and rebill it. She came to me and said, "You know, I'm going home to find that Epi Pen coupon. I have to pay $80 for mine and I've got an old one because I just can't afford it right now."
I told her that she was probably glad to see me! I told her that I've now learned that any brand name prescription I have, I will look to see if there is a savings card or coupon online. I also have the Lipitor card. I'm able to get brand name Lipitor for $4, when if I would get generic, it would cost me $25.
So go forth! See if you qualify! Look for coupons, people!