Awhile back I ranted on the high costs of medicines and then I had to ask Terrielacy to lock the thread because some people decided to turn it into a political debate, even after I asked them not to. I promised terrie I wouldn't start another thread like that. Right now I can't help it, because I am sitting here bawling because I am so upset and I have no one else but y'all to talk to. So apologies ahead of time to Terrie and please PLEASE don't turn my rant into a debate! A month ago my doctor put me on a new med. for my fibromyalgia and nerve damage to my spine @ L1 and L5. I have what are called 'symptomatic intravertebral hemangiomas'. Until I started this new med. I hadn't realized how bad the health problems were affecting my life. Suddenly after many years I was able to sleep, eat and use the bathroom normally again. The doctor gave me samples. When the samples ran out I took the prescription to the pharmacy only to find out that my insurance company is refusing to pay for the med. The doctor filed an appeal with the insurance company. I just heard back from the doctor's office. The appeal was turned down. The doctor is calling me in something else, but her nurse admitted that it was unlikely this other med. would help me much. I am so upset! It's like someone telling you that you get to live normally again, but only for a short time. We can't afford the $300+ a month that the medicine would cost if we bought it ourselves. My DH has offered to buy it for me anyhow, but I know that the money for it will be coming from something else; like his retirement fund. The doctor's office can't help me with samples thru the drug company because I do have insurance. The drug company would help if i I didn't have insurance. Without insurance I couldn't buy my other meds. Catch 22. This is just my rant. I'm very frustrated. Thanks for reading.