I recently switched jobs and had to pay for my own patches for 2 months before the insurance kicked in. At WalMart Pharmacy they were $95 a box. There is also a patient assistance program (the one Montel Williams advocates and I think that is its name "patient assistance program"), go on line and find them, you can print out the papers, fill out as much as you can and take them to your doctor for the remainder (dr has to sign them). I did this, but did not qualify because of income. You won't know an answer by Friday so you may have to suck it up and buy a box. They DO cover the patches. I also applied on line for a free discount card, together rx acces, which can save you up to 60% I believe it was. However, because the medication was so much cheaper at WalMart, the discount didn't work there.
cervical fusion 2006, with great result
lumbar fusion 2005, with continued pain