One Day, $110 in Prescriptions — With Insurance

Saturday was a very expensive day at the pharmacy. Not only did I have to refill my 90-day supply of prenatal vitamin, but I also had to get another 90 days worth of my thyroid medication, Synthroid. As I’ve mentioned in the past, it actually costs LESS to pay for the Synthroid outright than it would be with my co-pay. Every 30-day supply has a $30 co-pay, so 90 days would equal $90. However, it’s “only” $80 retail for that same amount, so they charge me the lesser price. After the baby comes, I may press to go back on the generic version in order to save $20/month on that prescription.

The prenatal vitamin would also cost $90 for a 90-day supply if I didn’t get the generic version. But I’m happy to pay $30 total. Again, after the baby arrives, I’ll be more than happy to go back to my Centrum multivitamin, which costs $6 or less (on sale with coupons) for 130 tablets.

Other than that, I had a wonderful dinner meetup with two fantastic ladies. Even better? We went to a cheap Mexican restaurant where the bill for three people was… drumroll please$16 plus tip!

However, Monday promises to be a doozy of an expensive day, as I have to bring my car to the mechanic to fix a wheel sensor problem that’s messing with the traction control and anti-lock brakes. I told him that while the tires are off as he tries to figure out which wheel has the wonky sensor, to see if a tire (or two) has a slow leak, look at the brake pads and rotate the tires, if necessary. I’m going to prematurely estimate the wheel sensor repair (which involves disassembling the wheel hub) at $500. This comes on the heels of my last major car repair, the fuel pump replacement that set me back $600. Other than these two issues this year, I can’t complain about my almost-7-year-old vehicle. I haven’t had to do anything other than change the oil and get new brakes and tires on occasion.

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