I've been using the drug samples my doctor gave me. The medication makes me feel tired and in a low mood most of the day. I still do what I used to do but I need a short nap almost every day.
I asked the pharmacist for only a fifteen day supply to make sure it agreed with me before buying a month's worth. It was not something they usually stocked so I had my wife Lynette bring me back a few days later. I still had some of the samples from the doctor.
"Vimpat" is the name of the medication for seizures. For a fifteen day supply the price is $387, and that's with my insurance! It would be almost $800 for a month's supply.
The pharmacy aide asked if I still wanted to buy it. I did not buy it.
I left a message with my doctor's office. There must be another medication that's affordable, maybe with milder side effects.
The problem now is how will I taper off this medication and start on the new. I have enough for five more days.