Does your Dr. ever have samples???
To go without WORKING meds seems totally unreasonable to me.
On TV - it often says, if you cannot afford your medication, to contact the company who makes them.
I have neuropathy pain pretty much all over. The pain was bad enough, but when I lost the strength in my hands... and then could no longer even tell if I HAD anything in my hands until...
ARGH!!! Like your couch, I would touch something that would really make my nerve endings scream!
Now my feet - can't feel a dang thing. Could do the whole walk over coals thing and never know I was burning. That DID take years.
I imagine a few more years of the huge pain in my hands and then I won't feel too much with them anymore either.
Cooking has been perilous for years. I didn't even notice the burns until the blisters formed.
It's just that the feet thing usually happens first.
NOT that there's ANYTHING usual about this whole weird thing.
Please come up with a better solution than no meds due to your insurance. The nice receptionist at your Dr's (or the billing person) may know some other way to get meds cheaply.
When I was struggling with finances, I was told about a place called NeedyMeds.com. That was a while ago, but I imagine there is still something out there that should help.