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.
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
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.
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.
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.