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Late night trip to Urgent Care

February 19th, 2008 at 02:23 pm

DD1 came home from work last night and said she had a bad headache. She had taken a Motrin earler but it did not work. She threw up a couple of times and I explained to her that she had a migraine and just needed to lay in the dark. She was scared because her cousin died at her age 5 years ago from a brain anuerysm. I finally took her to the clinic. I work at one of the branches of this clinic so we do not have to pay a co-pay. However, I did fill a script for Imitrex (pharmacist said the 10 pills without insurance were $250 !!!!) I paid $25 for them and as we were pulling away from drive thru DD says I feel better now. What!! Why didn't you tell me before I paid for the pills?!? I do not have $25 to throw away. She said well now Daddy can have them when he has a migraine. She is right but everytime I try to save or pay ahead or stay on budget I end up spending $ in some other way.

4 Responses to “Late night trip to Urgent Care”

  1. Carolina Bound Says:

    Oh well, better to have been safe than sorry. I'm glad she's feeling better.

  2. boomeyers Says:

    Ugh! Those migraines can be so nasty! I'm sure those pills will come to use another time!

  3. Thrifty Ray Says:

    you now have a security net for next time...perhaps this will save you a future dr. visit or two because you have that script filled and ready! I live with migranes and fully understand why meds are necessary!!

  4. over my head Says:

    You guys are so right! And I have to be thankful for insurance because like I said I work at an urgent care clinic and it is amazing how many people have no insurance. My co-worker and I feel bad and we refer most of them to a lower cost clinic or the city clinic that bases the visit on your pay.

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