I'm 'lucky' in a way because over here I qualified for the Disability Support Pension, which gets me most of my prescriptions filled for $5.60 each. There is only one drug (my Topamax) that doesn't qualify for that scheme; that one costs me $100/month.
Without the DSP, I simply wouldn't be able to afford my meds - as it is, all together they cost about $140/month. Without discount I'd be looking at about $340/month.
I'm super glad too that due to a hospital admin error, I accidentally ended up with an enormous supply of Zofran (my anti-nausea med). I haven't had to buy any for quite some time, but when I do, that on a bad day works out at about $20-30 per DAY.
Am I allowed to have a bit of a rant about accessible health care? I'm probably better off than many and it's still a struggle for me sometimes. I feel for the people who've no insurance, no access to good doctors or the hospital treatment they need, and it's just not right :(
CRPS since 1999, diagnosed in 2005 and since spread to full body, spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension,bradycardia/tachycardia, bone spurs, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome.
On Oxycontin/Endone, Topamax, Mobic, Magnesium, Florinef, Somac, Cipramil. Have a spinal cord stimulator, intrathecal pump with baclofen & bupivacaine and doing physio.