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No money for meds/alternative meds help!

Sep 26, 2017 3:26 PM

I have fibromyalgia. My doctor gave me lyrica samples, but once he prescribes it I won't be able to afford it and plus it's not doing much for me anyway. I was going to a chiropractor, but I can't afford to continue going back and that was the only thing that was helping so far. My apartment building forbids things like marijuana and I can't really afford that anyway. I take daily vitamins but I do not feel any benefit and thats a lot of money for me to waste with no benefit. I've been trying to go on walks daily because that's the only thing I can think of that is free that might help me. I can't afford anything expensive. I was hoping someone might be in the same boat and maybe has some ideas on how to manage the pain without expense.

Thank you!

Sep 26, 2017 7:22 PM

In most major cities there are low cost alternative clinics or schools that provide services on a sliding scale. Your doctors office or local hospital should be able to direct you. This is a clinic near me. http://www.core-elcentro.org

Sep 26, 2017 8:57 PM

I went 3 yrs without healthcare and insurance I just now won my case for Medicaid back in July. But before that I could get free mental healthcare and my psychologist prescribed me cymbalta because that helps a lot with the fibromyalgia pain. I also got free medication from my local health department. I don't know what state you live in but a lot of states help with free mental health and getting you your medication for low to free. But even if I didn't get my medication from the health department my cymbalta would still be free thru the manufacturer. A lot of drug companies offer medication assistant programs.

Sep 27, 2017 10:59 AM

Thank you LAT and Painedlady. These are great ideas i never thought of.

Sep 27, 2017 12:59 PM

Apply for medical help through your state while applying for disability. Sad thing is you'll HAVE to hire a lawyer, but they usually tale a small percentage out of what you win, once you win. Best wishes to you.

Oct 01, 2017 10:41 AM

I was put on Lyrica while.living on my own and working a minimum wage job I was 25, fresh out of university. She was able to get me these medication aid cards that brought the fee way down. I don't remember what the name.of the program.was, and it might be different in your area. Something to ask docs about.

Oct 02, 2017 11:32 AM

Thank you. I will have to ask mu doctor about the lyrica card on thursday when i go.

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