Mental Health Series #3

Mental Health Series #3

...with the doctor's appointment came two new medications.With the new medications came side effects. From experience I knew what to expect the first few weeks. I knew to just keep pushing through because it takes awhile to fully adjust. I am thankful I walked into this with that knowledge. If I hadn't (as so many do) I would have stopped the meds all together. For the first week and a half,I slept. I slept almost 12/13 hours a day. Frequently falling asleep on the couch trying so hard to stay awake for some kidless time with my husband. Finally the tiredness wore off.

I started making calls to the insurance about referrals to a psychologist. $3000 deductible and after that was met they would only cover 80%. Yeah, so that isn't affordable at all. Desperate for more answers my husband found that his work offered three free visits to a psychologist through his employee assistance program. It wasn't much, but at least it would be something.

The biggest lesson I learned through this is that my insurance will cover my anxiety meds at 100% but turn up their noses at getting me care to learn how to live day to day and coping strategies. The system needs to change.

Erin BerryComment