So dumb BCBS stopped covering my Victoza beginning of this year. I am so bummed… that was a miracle drug for me. I could even EAT - it was the only thing that got my blood sugar down in the morning to normal ranges and I didn’t have to starve myself. I was so happy with it - I am so mad at BCBS.
I had one of those card which I used before when my insurance covered it and I was only paying $25 for three pens. I was on a low dosage so pens lasted. But the card now doesn’t not work unless the insurance covers it because with BCBS coverage it was at $90.
Anyhow, my endo switched me to Trulicity which is covered and I tried for the first time tonight and it was a total failure. I can’t even begin to express how design flawed this big clunky pen is. You basically have NO control over the injection and it is ONE shot and if it doesn’t pierce your skin first time- the stuff goes all over the place and you just wasted a whole pen (which is supposed to be a once a week dosage). And yeah, that is what happened to me.
Ugh, just ugh. I am pretty disappointed. I didn’t want to switch to this. I love my Victoza!
Anyhow my rant done. The pharmacist said that in order to get the Victoza my doctor would have to call the insurance company first and “authorize it” (I think that is the phrasing she used).
Does that actually work? If the dr calls your insurance company when a drug is not covered (or in my case they stopped covering it), the insurance will cover it? It is really that simple.
I go see my endo on Tuesday thank god. I did send her a message and asked her about calling. If not, I want to discuss other options. I don’t like this Trulicity. I want control over the injection. What is the point if it is not going to even get in my skin. (the needle is BIG too - I looked up in there - I used to those nano needles).
Anyone else try this drug? Any other alternatives to Victoza?