|Posted: 3/5/2013 6:18:18 AM|
I'm sure I'm over thinking it, but how does it work when it comes to refills? Even if you only skip once a quarter you're still down a whole refill. Do you just go in a month earlier every year to get an exam? What if you skip more often? I'm guess I'm wondering how insurance pays for the exams more often.
|Posted: 3/5/2013 6:39:24 AM|
I use the ring, not pills, and its effective for longer than four weeks. So I wear it a month and immediately put in a new one.
|Posted: 3/5/2013 6:49:51 AM|
You will be early come renewal, but if you are looking at skipping once per quarter, why not try one of the pills that is meant to be taken straight for 3 months, then you actually have a normal period and then continue on throughout the year?
I was on Seasonale which works in that manner. Your prescription runs for the normal year, so your insurance will not be a problem.
Loc: Central PeA
|Posted: 3/5/2013 7:16:00 AM|
My doc put me on the generic form of Seasonale, so my pill is already set up for a 91-day cycle.
However, my refills don't line up with my annual visits. Once my prescription is complete, the pharmacy just phones the doctor's office for a new prescription. He does give me a new prescription at my visit, but since it is months old by the time I need it, the pharmacy prefers to just phone his office. It was this way even when I was on my monthly packs.
Stacy in UT
Loc: West Jordan, UT
|Posted: 3/5/2013 7:33:57 AM|
My doc always wrote it for me to get an extra pack or ring each time (I get mine by mail) and they've never had a problem with it. This makes it so I only have to go in July for my exam each time. Been doing it this way for YEARS. I'm sure your doc knows how to do this.
|Posted: 3/5/2013 7:47:41 AM|
I figured I was over thinking it! I'm not sure what way I'm going to go yet but am just trying to figure out my options. Thanks!
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 3/5/2013 7:53:53 AM|
I skip every period (dont do one once a quarter)so my provider just wrote the scrip that I skip the dummy pills. I only go see her once a year and after the first couple months-never had an issue with the insurance covering it
Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
|Posted: 3/5/2013 8:12:17 AM|
Just call your doc and tell them you need a few extra packs. Shouldn't be an issue. There may be issue with payment from insurance but probably not. Or see of they have a few sample packs.
|Posted: 3/5/2013 9:13:21 AM|
I take birth control active pills all the time, never taking the fake pills..I have done this for about 4 years now for a long story reason made short, I always had horrible periods and now am on a blood thinner which made them MUCH MUCH worse.
anyway. my dr just writes my script out for 16 packs of pills instead of 12 for a year. actually I think the ones I have now say "refill as needed".. I pay out of pocket though as I have no insurance so no problems there.
Loc: Phoenix, AZ area