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Old Sep 25th, 2012, 17:14 PM   21
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Yes I have! And I am telling you that is only HALF of it!! And I know, I've been trying to understand it and I just can't lol WHOA! Thats crazy! My prescription is totally free without insurance!! I have blue cross and blue shield, but the plan we have doesn't cover much so I'm glad its free. That is INSANE! I'm sorry to hear its so expensive! And thanks, I hope so too. I really hate to switch because I'm scared they'll want me to start all over again, but I think if I explain everything and they say they wanna do all these different things then I'll just leave and try again with another OB.



 
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Old Sep 25th, 2012, 18:43 PM   22
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Wow Babyjla, you have been through many circles! Glad you are switching OB's they are crazy. I have been seeing the same OB for years and very informative including the nurses. I don't understand why they wouldn't up your dosage every couple of days. I first started 500 mg and gradually suppose to increase till I reach 2000 mg. I'm not upping it anytime soon; will stay on 1000 mg b/c I went to have my prescription filled and they told me it was $573 for 60 1000 mg pills (with insurance)!!! So my OB gave me some free samples and I will be taking those for now. Hope your appointment with the new OB is great!
Do you have insurance? Mine has been covering the name brand with no problem. I take 4 500mg pills a day (2 and 2). I only pay around $20 (for some reason it's different every time).



 
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Old Sep 25th, 2012, 22:02 PM   23
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Hmm... I am on Metformin ER and have been on the regular stuff before. It only cost me $4 from Target/Walmart for 60 1000 mg pills. I think something is way off with those prices...

Anyways... I originally started on 2000 mg because nobody told me to start slow, so obviously I had a lot of issues. Once I realized the issue I backed it down to 500, then upped it by 500 a week. I am not on 1000-1500 a night depending on how bad my sugars were throughout the day. However, I seem to do fine on 1000.

I still haven't gotten AF or a +opk.

I am currently looking for a new doctor and your story scares me. I have had a great one, but we moved two hours away and so its been difficult to travel and make appointments to see if I O'd. So I am hoping once my new ins kicks in on the first I can find one that will be cooperative and helpful.



 
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Old Sep 25th, 2012, 22:03 PM   24
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Note: My original 2000 mg was on regular met. My current does is on ER.



 
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Old Sep 26th, 2012, 00:00 AM   25
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Ugh doctors and expensive pills....gross!!!

I'm amazed at that long doctor story...how awful!!! Hope you get someone better! That would irritate the heck out of me!



 
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Old Sep 26th, 2012, 08:41 AM   26
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Thank you! You too (: Keep me updated!!
still my periods are far way till 4 to 6 Oct.....

and my DH test will be tomorrow... last time he didnt go for it

m just thinking thinking n thinking



 
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Hmm... I am on Metformin ER and have been on the regular stuff before. It only cost me $4 from Target/Walmart for 60 1000 mg pills. I think something is way off with those prices...

Anyways... I originally started on 2000 mg because nobody told me to start slow, so obviously I had a lot of issues. Once I realized the issue I backed it down to 500, then upped it by 500 a week. I am not on 1000-1500 a night depending on how bad my sugars were throughout the day. However, I seem to do fine on 1000.

I still haven't gotten AF or a +opk.

I am currently looking for a new doctor and your story scares me. I have had a great one, but we moved two hours away and so its been difficult to travel and make appointments to see if I O'd. So I am hoping once my new ins kicks in on the first I can find one that will be cooperative and helpful.
The name brand is that expensive. Insurance pays about $600 a month for mine. I had issues with the genetic that I didn't with name brand so he writes the script as brand name medically necessary.



 
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Old Sep 26th, 2012, 09:12 AM   28
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Ladies, what external effects we observe, if we have PCOS.....



 
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Old Sep 26th, 2012, 10:31 AM   29
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Krissie, I agree, at Publix Pharmacy here its totally free. They have this "diabetes plan" or something like that so its free for regular Met. For ER its I think like $9 a month, without insurace.

I've heard that ER is easier on your stomach sometimes also...So maybe that helped too with going down in dose! Thats nuts that they started you right on 2000mg, although I was kinda wishing my doc would have so I could move up slowly as needed. I'm sorry my story scared you!! I think I just have inevitably the worst luck ever with doctors!

Aein, thats great! Let us know how the test goes!! And what do you mean by external effects? I know a lot of women with PCOS and IR are over weight and stuff, like in the mid section. I have skin tags and stuff that I've heard could be a symptom of PCOS, and dark patches of skin like in your arm pits. Mostly the effects of PCOS are internal though I do believe. But its so different for everyone, its hard to tell...


So, I learned something else last night that the Metformin does not agree with lol...I had a glass of milk with strawberry syrup in it last night. Hadn't had it in a long time and was really wanting some...BAD IDEA So, that means so far I have found that if I eat Hamburger Helper, or drink milk with strawberry syrup I'm in for a looooong night!!



 
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Ladies, what external effects we observe, if we have PCOS.....
Once telling my OB about my irregular cycles; she took a glance and said you probably have PCOS b/c that it what she has; after tests she was right. Examples of mine my mid section is a little fluffly, dandruff, oily skin. Everyone's symptoms are different.



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