I do not have PPD, but I thought this might be the only appropriate forum for this question. My Dr. put me on Pristiq in November for PMDD. I took it regularly in November and December, but decided that I can no longer afford this drug. In November I had an insurnace company that did NOT cover this drug at all. So I paid about $150 for a month's worth. In December I got picked up by my husband's employer's insurance, and I thought they would cover it...not true! I am wondering why so many insurance companies aren't covering it, and if that's the case then the Dr's should warn of that before prescribing a medication that causes SERIOUS withdrawals if not taken on a time schedule daily. In January I paid for 2 weeks worth, and started taking it every other day...I just ran out Sunday and am having HORRIBLE withdrawals. I cannot afford this medicine anymore, but if it's anything like Effexor withdrawals this could last for months, and I simply cannot deal with that. I'm wondering if there is anything natural (re: CHEAP) that I can take to help the withdrawals. The worst symptom is the brain zaps...every time I move my eyeballs I feel them, and it's quite unnerving.
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2/9/10 at 1:12pm