Mama Mia: Money Money Money: How does living with Migraine or another Headache Disorder impact your financial situation?
Well, as I am 18, I am still dependant on my parents for finical support. As most teenagers, I decided to get a part-time job, but I went into a flare, and my employer was less than accommodating.. So I am fully dependant on my parents for all of my finical needs.
I know that my parents would do anything to help with my pain.. Reciently I was put on a newly approved medication in canada.. Sativex.
Sativex is a medicine from the Cannabinoid family. The cost of this medication was 127.00$ for a 28 day supply, as the medication goes bad in 28 days. Buying this medication was quite difficult, as they only come in boxes of 4, so we would have to shell out over 500$ each time.. The worst part on this medication was that I only used half of the bottle each month due to the dose I was on.. AKA I threw out over half of my medication each month. wast of money..
Paying for weekly physio appointments also adds up quickly.. 65$ a trip, which quickly took up my 500$ a year coverage..
As you can see, these are only a few of the day to day costs that I encounter..
June, Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, is dedicated to Unmasking the Mystery of Chronic Headache Disorders. The Migraine and Headache Awareness Month Blog Challenge is issued by FightingHeadacheDisorders.com.