Our expert says:
Great to hear Discovery finally came to their senses - Medical Aids just MUST recogni9ze that where a more expensive drug prevents a relapse and cheaper alternatives don't, the more expensive drug works out as MUCH cheaper. An ineffective drug is highly expensive, whatever the price.
And once again, Hellopeter proves invaluable ! Hats off to Peter !
I can't comment on the dosage ; maybe it depends on whether you are showing increasing signs of an upswing into hypomania, in which case the higher dose you were on before might be wise. Maybe those signs have diminished, if they were due more to your anxiety about the medical aid hassles.
Pleased to hear my suggestion about the timing of the meds has helped - discuss this with your new shrink, as maybe one other could usefully be taken earlier, too
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