Re: Alternative to lidoderm patch
I'd suggest asking your various doctors for samples, explaining you have a prescription but can't afford it. I hope you can go through a different channel to get the Medicaid denial...doesn't sounds like they can refuse to give you that if that is the truth. Do your doctors have any alternatives? I'm not too familiar with it (doctor gave me a sample once and it wasn't helpful), but I've heard of compounded creams, biofreeze, otc icy hot patches, etc. You may also try to stretch a prescription to last you longer, such as only using them at your worst, or asking your doctor if it is safe to cut them. Some pharmacies may be cheaper, such as Costco or Walmart. If your insurance offers a mail order option, often that is cheaper, but for a larger quantity (so more upfront cost). Hope you find some solutions soon. Best wishes.
constant headache since 2006