First I am only relating what is/has happened to me.
I have high cholesterol. I have tried diet to control it, but really didn’t put a lot of effort into it. I exercise but knee problems prevent me from becoming the world’s next champion body builder, LOL!
Anyway, my doc has had me on several Statins to control my cholesterol and I relied heavily on them. It required very little effort on my part, other than to swallow a pill.
But each time I am on a Statin, I end up with severe muscle pain. So this recent visit resulted in a discussion about which would be better for me. He decided to use Livalo, not as potent as the others, but far less side effects.
So I get to the pharmacy to pick up my meds. First , they tell me they don’t carry it, but they do check its cost for me.
$210.00 every friggin’ month as my co-pay!!!!!!!!
That is totally ABSURD!
Of course, I tell the pharmacist I cannot afford that…who can?. Then I call my doc’s office and tell them the same thing. I don’t know what he will order, but I know one thing……I’m sure going to change my ways….I plan to put forth more effort into losing weight and eating right.
I just might get lucky and not have to be on a Statin to lower my cholesterol. I sure hope so.