After over two stressful weeks of dealing with my Neurologist’s office and the Gilenya program, I FINALLY got good news late yesterday! Of course, it took me calling Gilenya at least once a day, sometimes more, and speaking to numerous different people all of which continued giving me the runaround. I have never experienced awful customer service as I did with Gilenya, but at least it is over for the next year and my medication is being overnighted to me. Of course, they made me run out of medication, but thanks to the nurse at my Neurologist’s office who also made several phone calls and faxed the prescription several times, all is behind me now.
Does it sound like I am asking for too much? The only thing I was requesting was to get the medication that I need for Multiple Sclerosis shipped to me in a timely manner so that I would not be forced to go without it. This medication is not something that I am wanting, it is something that is a need for my health, to keep the MS under control or at least under control as much as possible. It is not like Gilenya is some kind of recreational drug, so I will never understand why it took so much work for me to get this taken care of. What I have always known is, my cats do not like to see me cry and they have seen me in tears too many times lately.
When medication is required for someone’s health, it should not cause as much stress as Gilenya caused me. There are several things that can cause issues with Multiple Sclerosis to worsen, stress is one of them. Do you know how many other fully developed countries, like the United States, offer free healthcare? As far as I know, the United States is the ONLY fully developed country that charges a ton of money for health insurance and then charges more money for doctor’s appointments and medications. It is the most ridiculous nonsense I have ever heard of. Then these doctors, who I am sure are in the pocket of the pharmaceutical companies wonder why patients are so frustrated and their health fails!
Thank you for visiting my site today. I appreciate the kind words many of you have shared during the past few weeks, while I was dealing with this stress. I hope you are having a good week and you are feeling as well as possible. I do look forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as I can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!