Posted 19 October 2007 - 03:44 AM
I complained to doctors for five years about having extreme fatigue before anyone even thought of a sleep disorder. I had the night/day sleep study and the specialist and my doctor agree that I have a sleep disorder. I have all the symptoms of N but cataplex. My doctor and specialist thought provigil would be a good choice for me, my insurance did not. My doctor got me some coupons and I have been on it for the last month and its been really nice. I only have four days left of the medication and my insurance still doesn't want to cover it. My doctor has written my insurance company letters and they responded that 1) there was not enough evidence that I had N and 2) they would only cover ritalin because provigil could be habit forming. Isn't ritalin addictive? You would think it be cheaper covering the medication then ordering more sleep studies or having to pay for a medical review. I love my new job, but if I start feeling like I did before the provigil, I wont be able to do it. Is there anything more I could/should be doing to fight my insurance? I am tired and angry, but I am scared too. Also I am worried because if I stay in my job, I'll get new insurance. Will I just have to fight the same battle with the new company? I heard that some insurance companies do not treat exhisiting conditions for a year. Any advise or anyone who has gone through something similar?