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No Neuropsyche's in area under insurance

I have been so Incredibly depressed. Saw dr. yesterday and she changed my depression med. to Celexa (which is supposed to help the pain in my feet as well). She told me to follow up with the neuropsyche I saw last year and he's now Not in my network. I called the insurance co. and all she gave me were regular neurologists! So I'm SOL. It figures. Life really stinks and all I can do is get up (after not much sleep) and drag myself through the day to fall in bed at night to toss and turn. Nothing to live for. I'm a dull person with a dull life.

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I think we all are this week. I do not know your American meds or understand your insurance but I do understand how you feel. If they won’t give you any meds go out and indulge yourself with your favourite chocolate 🍫 it’s an antidepressant 🤗

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Oh bless u hun xxxx im so sorry u feel so crap xxxx

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mrsmike9buffering I'm so sorry to hear of the challenges you've come up against. It sounds like you know when to reach out for support and what you need to ask for, which shows very strong qualities, not dull by any means. Have you let your doctor know that your previous neuropsychologist no longer takes your insurance to see if they can offer you any new names/referrals? Is it worth another call to your insurance to see if they can be more specific with their referrals for neuropsychologists? If the neuropsychologist doesn't take your insurance, what would it look like if you had to go out-of-network-is a self-pay/payment plan arrangement possible with the doctor? Hopefully your doctor can help in finding a new referral, and please continue to reach out to others here on the community for support and feedback-someone else may offer great suggestions for your search.

Take care,

Angel, MSAA Client Services Specialist

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amc8184 Thank you for jumping in with your excellent suggestions! Very Much appreciated by me and I'm sure many more.

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I feel you! I was just switched to Cymbalta from Celexa, to help with pain. I have a hard time when they say I'm depressed, I always feel the need to say - but I only became depressed since I've gotten sick, I was never a depressed person! Not that anyone cares but I feel like that is important (for me). There is a weird head trip when you can no longer do things that you enjoy and have mobility issues. I told my oldest that I want to move and live close enough to town so that when Uber/Lyft come back, I won't be stranded and loose my independence. She was like - we will drive you - but that is besides the point. I want to be independent, even if I can't drive. I got myself everything to try paper piece quilting, only to find that my rheumatoid hands can't do it, so I am on the look out for something new that can be done that doesn't involve me watching day time TV with my cats.

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sigh... I was on depression meds years before I was diagnosed. I have a chemical imbalance which goes back generations on my mom's side. My uncle killed himself as did my brother and my sister tried. That is NOT what I would do but it sure gets tiring dragging through each day...

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I'm so sorry ❤️ My husband and I "mixed" badly and all our girls have varying degrees of problems. Our oldest has been on meds since she was 6. Our youngest has OCD and has been on meds since 9. Our middle daughter just started having problems as a young adult. It's hard as a mom. I'm sorry you are suffering ❤️

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Thanks...

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Boy o Boy, I think it is in the air this week for loneliness 😐 I hope you’re new drugs help and I think insurance should have to recommend somebody 🤬 Our insurance jacked my wife around and finally they found someone. Took some hounding 🤬 I do hope you get feeling better and maybe the move might be benefit to you 🤷🏼‍♂️ Good luck and my prayers are with you. 👍🙏🐾 Ken

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Oh I am SO sorry you feel so bad. I can totally relate. About two weeks ago I had to call my therapist because out of nowhere I felt so suicidal. It scared the crap out of me. I was totally hopeless and just tired of the pain. But I got through it, got a new med and am actually having a good week for once. But back to you...I am just heartbroken that you are so sad. You know all the things people say like hang in there, keep fighting, etc. So I am not going to tell yo any of that. Just know that all of us love you and I will be praying for you and sending you good thoughts. I wish I was there and we could go have coffee or something. Love, Kelly xx

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That must have been so hard ❤️ I'm glad you made it through ❤️

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What new med are you on?

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I was on 2 anti-depressants for months, feeling more and more depressed. Because they weren't working as a sank more and more into the great hole of MS, I quit the meds. Poof, depression gone and now I live in..... facebook.com/groups/1546112...

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Just sent in my request to join!

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Hi! I really don’t think antidepressants help(I’m not a doctor)

Please try to feel better and waking up each day is really a blessing.

It’s too bad we can’t have places to meet and have coffee and a chat.

That would take hours and then we would have a busy day.

Feel better!

Tell your doctor how you feel.

My new neurologist calls me himself!

His nurse has helped me greatly!

I think I lucked out so far!

Love to all!

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I too have been blessed to have found a wonderful group. They are an MS Clinic associated with a well known teaching University here in California. Each doctor has a Nurse Coordinator than handles stuff for 3-4 docs, then they have others than handle RX requests, other treatment requests AND they have a huge website for research, making other requests, you can look up all of your test and MRI reports and even print them out if you would like. Yes, my group is top notch!

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I wish I knew what to say that could magically make you feel better.

It seems that no matter where we would fall on an imaginary depression scale, we all have times in which our emotions take a nose dive, often for no apparent reason. Though I’m normally optimistic, a day or two of deep blueness will hit. I know it’s nothing compared to what others feel, but it’s not a place where I want to stay.

I pray you advocate for yourself to get the help you need to get to the other side of the depression. I’ve been amazed at what making phone calls to insurance companies has yielded when I’ve (respectfully) pushed to get answers.

Please tell us how you’re doing. We care about you.

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Consider yourself fortunate that your depression has lasted short periods. I've struggled with it most of my life. This more serious bout has been clinging for nearly a year. I'm just so tired of dealing with this.

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I count myself very blessed. Two of my children suffer with depression, and it's so hard for them.

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You're right...it is hard.

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I am in the mental health/addiction field. Everyone responds differently but many of our clients have benefited from Cymbalta both for pain and depression. Depending on where you live-medicinal marijuana. Best of luck...

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That is what I'm being switched to. Against the marijuana. Not my thing. My son's birth mom drank so he has FAS so I'm more sensitive to those types of things.

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I understand completely. I work in a home for women with addictions. That's why I said medicinal marijuana. There is no thx in it...

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thc.

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drnikki In your opinion, do you think items with CBD oil would benefit someone with depression? I know it has helped a friend of mine with anxiety. She uses "Gummy Bears" when needed.

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CalfeeChick,

Maybe. won't hurt. The Cymbalta could. Let me know how you make out. Best of luck.

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I hope the Celexa give you some relief. I'm going to throw in a suggestion that you might go ahead and call the neuropsyche and ask if you might get a reduce rate for paying cash and a payment plan. Check around MSAA as they may be able to offer some assistance. I don't know your age, but if you qualify, maybe your area has assistance for seniors, etc. Keep us posted.

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I feel like a senior but "officially " I'm not. I'm 59 this May.

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In some things, 55 will do, doesn't cost you to ak.

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