A Bit of an Interesting Update

So, last October, I posted that my prescriptions prior to surgery were costing me over $2,000 a year.  Here’s a list of what I was taking:

That’s what I pay per year for the co-pays on my prescription mediciations.  $2,025.  Here’s what I take:

Metformin (diabetes), Levemir (insulin), Novolog (insulin), Metoprolol (heart), Plavix (heart), Norvasc (blood pressure), Diovan HCT (blood pressure), Crestor (cholesterol), Zetia (cholesterol), and Lovasor (cholesterol).  I also have a prescription for my diabetes testing supplies (test strips) and the needles for my insulin.

On top of that, I take 81 mg of aspirin per day, two multivitamins (in preparation for surgery), 1200 mg per day of Calcium with Vit. D, and fish oil for an added cost of approximately $324 per year.  That’s a grand total of $2,349 per year.

Here’s an update of what I’m taking today:

Metformin (diabetes), Levemir (insulin), Novolog (insulin), Metoprolol (heart), Plavix (heart), Norvasc (blood pressure), Diovan HCT (blood pressure), Crestor (cholesterol), Zetia (cholesterol), and Lovasor (cholesterol).  I also have a prescription for my diabetes testing supplies (test strips) and the needles for my insulin.

On top of that, I take 81 mg of aspirin per day, two multivitamins (in preparation for surgery), 1200 mg per day of Calcium with Vit. D, and fish oil for an added cost of approximately $324 per year. 

To sum up – this is what I take on a daily basis:

500 mg of metformin 2x per day for PCOS, 25 mg of metroprolol 2X per day (will be phased out by summer), 40mg per day of protonix (acid reducer), multi-vitamin, vitamin D, vitamin b12, iron, calcium, and magnesium.

I pay roughly $20 per month (I get my vitamins in bulk…lol), or $240 a year.  A savings of $1,785.  Wow.

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