linzess (linaclotide) is here!
Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:31 PM
just got done talking to my pharmacy--cvs--and they told me they do have linzess in stock.
next i called my insurance company (an hmo) since of course i can't afford to pay out of pocket for it. they told me linaclotide is "not a covered service" --which i expected--they don't want to pay for anything---but if my gastro submits a prior authorization their review board will "consider it".
i have colonic inertia and linzess is my last hope. if it doesn't work, then it's surgery. i should tell that to the insurance company--lol. the med is a whole lot cheaper for them to pay for than surgery!
good luck everyone--hope you can all get your hands on it soon.
Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:38 PM
Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:58 PM
Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:24 PM
Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:38 PM
and good luck to you as well! wishing you all the best.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:51 PM
Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:04 PM
yes i do hope insurance covers it for you. at that price, i doubt very much if my insurance will cover it for me--mine just doesn't pay for expensive meds like that--especially new ones---unless of course they are for something that the insurance company considers truly vital and necessary for life. that's what the insurance agent told me when they cut me off zelnorm and refused to pay for it after six months. i tried to explain that zelnorm was necessary for my quality of life but they didn't care. appeals and claims did not help.
anyway--that's great your doc called it in for you! good for you! hope it works and that insurance covers it! good luck!.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:03 PM
Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:41 PM
no, i don't know anyone at all who has tried it yet--it's so new...
fingers crossed it works for you! good luck!
Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:16 PM
IBS C-145 mcg
CIC (chronic idiopathic constipation) 290 mcg
I'm not sure which I have since my issue is pelvic floor related. Any clue?
Is it called something else in Europe? Would love to look at reviews. I'll let you know how it goes once I start.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:19 PM
Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:52 AM
there has been a linaclotide thread going over on the AGMD GI motility disorders support board. people there are trying to get it but so far no one has posted that they've tried it:
good luck! i'm so happy for you!
Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:51 AM
Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:19 PM
still waiting on the gastro's office to get their samples in. and still praying my hmo will decide to cover it if it works for me..
Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:49 PM
Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:04 PM
yes i want so badly to live a normal life, too. and yes, it is hard.
good luck tomorrow!so glad you were able to get your script filled. i read the post of that person who did the trial and oh yes, it is encouraging!
Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:52 PM
What person on inspired.com website posted about their trial results? because i'd love to start reading some reviews!
Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:58 AM
there's some people over there trying it today so i'm sure they're be more reviews coming up.
sure wish my gastro would get his samples in soon. i just can't afford to pay out of pocket and he doesn't think my insurance will approve it unless i am successful with trying the samples first.frustrating...oh well--good opportunity to cultivate patience i guess--lol.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:36 AM