Thursday, March 02, 2017
The Big Bad Wolf
I have continued to get my allergy injections every week. I was on prednisone for a while to help control the coughing, and it worked, but a few weeks after going off the prednisone I started coughing again.
So the allergist suggested Symbicort.
Waaaaaait a minute, I thought - Isn't that COPD medication? That stuff that uses the big bad wolf in its commercials? I don't have COPD! I can breathe JUST FINE, thankyouverymuch!
The allergist says that the Symbicort is effective for allergy-related coughing, and has less side effects than the steroids. She gave me a sample inhaler and sent me on my way.
I just started taking it, so I don't know yet how well it'll work, but I'll tell ya one thing - that stuff is expensive! A one-month supply will cost over three hundred bucks!
Granted, my insurance will cover most of that cost, but our company's insurance plan is currently up for renewal and the copays may be increasing. And thank GOD I'm not covered through the ACA; I'd be shaking in my shoes right now.
But still. I'm finding that cost just a taaaad hard to justify, especially since prednisone is so (comparitively) cheap. And especially since I'm still coughing.