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#1 of 3 Old 05-21-2003, 02:04 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi there. I suffered with PPD horribly after my son's birth a year ago this May. I was on Paxil, gave up nursing since I was given bad advice and listened and now to top it off am told that our insurance for me will be doubled since I have a pre-existing condtion, anxiety and depression. We have insurance with my husband's work now, but are moving this summer since he is going back to grad school in Virginia full time. We got a quote for insurance that was reasonable a while back, but apparently they forgot to ask about anxiety and depression. My husband called me up after getting off the phone and now we will be charged double for me since I "have suffered from anxiety and/or depression in the past year." To make matters worse, I feel like I can't go back on meds (been off for about three months) since I want my rate to go down for next year and the insurance company goes by the last date of your prescriptions. I am so angry, upset, hurt... I just had to vent. I know this board was a good place to do that. Thanks for reading.
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Oh, I am so sorry to hear that. The same happened to me--except my insurance won't cover mental health for me at all. It's too bad that our nation is in the dark about mental illness. If it wasn't such a stigma, maybe we'd all be getting good help.
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#3 of 3 Old 05-22-2003, 06:41 PM
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That just plain sucks! I am sorry. I wonder if these insurance companies would deal better with this if they understood what it meant to have depression and anxiety....

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