If it’s not Concerta, it’s crap.

I guess there’s not much to add after a title like that. But you gotta know I’ll find SOMETHING to say so here goes…

No insurance=no Concerta because without insurance it’s $100+/mo. Well the insurance coverage under my husband’s plan doesn’t cost much less…and in our experience the co-pays are so ridiculous in recent history for anything other than a routine yearly office visit that the bills just pile up and it’s not worth it. Wow, now that I go back and read that I realize that I can actually just get the Concerta and no insurance and SAVE money. Well damn, when I run out of the janky stuff I’ll consider that option.

In the meantime, I’ve just picked up methylin, which is just another incarnation of generic Ritalin. And it’s fine. The best thing about it is that it’s on Wal-Mart’s $4 prescriptions list. Shopping at Wal-Mart makes me cringe, but hey, nobody in the 99% is living real fancy right now anyway so I guess I’m in good company. I have to laugh though because it’s only $4 but $4 in Wal-Mart economics is like $4000, right? 

So I have the methylin and like I said, it’s fine. If you compare this word to my usually emphatic opinions you’ll notice right away that it smells like “meh”. There’s not much else to say about a drug that kicks in like a janky manual transmission and dumps you off a cliff when it wears off. Instead of that nice, smooth Concerta ride where you get to feel like an actual human being for 12 whole hours straight.

Really loved how excited my prescriber was to send me the $4 prescription though. That was pretty awesome and I liked it that he was consciously trying to make my life easier. It worked, it did.

The other reason I sound so “meh” is that I’m in a full blown pity party over the fact that I can’t eat gluten. I could whine on and on but I’ll try to be constructive and thoughtful and I’ll say this: I have to remind myself over and over that this is a transition and sometimes transitions really suck. This transition sucks.

So I’m a whiny “meh” of first world problems. And my websites aren’t working. And I’m not very patient. And poop. And if it’s not Concerta: it’s crap.


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