Long-time readers (and let's face it: I haven't added too many new readers lately that I know of) know of my ongoing struggles with migraines and medication management. Astute readers might note that it's been quite a while since I've complained of running out of meds well before my refill window.
This is all due to a bit of online research and a five buck pill cutter. I learned that a 50 mg dosage of Imitrex is actually enough for someone in my weight range, but the pills are dispensed in 100 mg. So a few months back, when I was getting low on stock, I decided an experiment was in order. I bought a pill cutter and gave it a shot.
Sure enough, it worked just as well as usual. Except I still had an extra half pill left.
Since then, this has been my standard procedure. This morning, I picked up my refill. Nine new pills. I still had four whole ones left.
Yes, in a perfect world, my insurance would spring for sufficient medication to cover my needs. But the current scenario still beats this time last year (when I was juggling two different medications in insufficient amounts).