i am so glad that you are feeling like a real person again.
as an aside, sometimes if the generic doesn't work as well as the brand name, your dr can write a letter to the ins co and appeal their denial of coverage for the brand name.
if you can't get anywhere with your ins co, please write back and i'll send some resources for finding free/low-cost meds (it's a list i've already compiled, but it is too long to incude in this post).
here are a few more resources for finding free/low-cost programs for meds assistance --
-- ask your prescribing dr or your family dr for samples;
-- ask a pharmacist if s/he knows of local/state/national programs for getting free/low-cost meds;
-- ask a pharmacist if any of the meds you are taking have generic equivalents, which are much less expensive than brand-name ones; many discount stores (target, wal-mart, etc.) dispense generic meds at $4/month;
-- look at the labels on your current meds, get the manufacturer's name for each, then apply to each manufacturer's patient assistance program;