Gabapentin or Lyrica? I live on SSI and can not afford a cost of $400.00 a month for a prescription of 30 pills. I have taken gabapentin and it does not help me with the pain in my feet and legs. There must be other medication that work on the nerves in the feet and can bring me relief for the pain and cramps I get in my feet and legs. I need to get a prescription that comes in generic so the cost will be affordable to me. Because I get SSI I am told that I do not qualify for a reduction of cost or of the medicine or the special discount card that I would receive if I qualified. Is there some other way that I can receive the medicine Lyrica for free to be sent to me from the company that makes the drug. Can the company that makes the drug send me coupons or the discount card that I can use to buy the drug if my doctor decides to prescribe the medication for me. I have taken other pain medication and it does not get rid of the pain in my feet and legs. I look forward to you answering my questions in the hope that you can help me with getting relief of this terrible disease.
What is the disease you are dealing with? I suffer from fibromyalgia and had the same issue with Lyrica. No help from the drug company because I was on Medicare. There’s no way around it either. But Lyrica and gabapentin are very similar. Gabapentin is the generic of Neurontin, for nerve pain. Ask your doctor for a script to see if it helps. Also, Lyrica is due to be released for generic soon!!
18 Oct 2018
Hello dianestollenwerk, Pfizer the manufacturer who makes Lyrica has been sending me the medication for free since 2008. They have a program called Pfizer Assistance Program for people who meet the income guide line. The contact number is: 1-866-706-2400. You & your doctor would need to fill out the form they send you with a script for Lyrica. They recently send me a notification that AmeriParm, doing business as MedVantx Pharmacy Services became the new pharmacy for prescription medication provided through Pfizer Patient Assistance program. You can reach them at 1-844-869-4372. Remember, you must meet the income guide, otherwise you can't get the medication!
Take care & be well
13 Nov 2018
That's horrible considering you can buy lyrics on the dark web for $.25 a piece. My girlfriend has neuropathy and is prescribed gabapentin but isn't having too much pain yet because she can't even feel anything below her waist, and is bounce to a wheelchair since this happened. We are both younger than 30 and are still in utter shock at the dramatic change in our lives. It appears To truly torture someone, causing pain to someone they love is most effective... I've never been so inconsolably depressed but yet had to fake happiness so as to not affect my beautiful young fiance. Life... life is cruel. There surely is no sort of compassionate diety.
14 Nov 2018
These are sister drugs and Lyrica is known to be cleaner. I couldn’t afford Lyrica like you. I got coverage for Gabapentin with a doctor note.
I recommend asking your doctor about Amitryptiline? Many people have had great success with various chronic pain relief.
I have been through the ringer and pretty much have been on all pain medications until finally ending up with Hydromorphone. Feel free to ask me anything about any medications.
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