I Lost My Health Insurance

Hi I’m 27 years old and about a week ago I lost my health insurance and can’t afford to pay for the insurance provided from my husband’s factory. This has now sent me into a stress induced migraine for 6 days now and I’m starting to feel pretty hopeless considering I have to take 4 medications to keep them to where I can handle them. I’m feeling very lost and out of control with how things are going and didn’t know where else to turn given most people don’t understand what it’s like to live with chronic severe migraine.

I have a habit of overdoing things because people will tell me well you just have to get over it and do it so yesterday I worked myself straight into getting sick several times and went to sleep crying. I’m not sure what I’m going to get out of this post maybe just not feeling so alone in a world that people think just because you cant see my illness that it doesn’t exist. I just keep praying it gets better.

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  • CoryGreene
    9 months ago

    As you have lost your health insurance and can’t afford to pay the provided insurance, you can look for an affordable plan through the Health Exchange Agency. One can also take help of experts and find out if you qualify for savings on your monthly premiums and out-of-pocket health care costs based on your income.

  • Joanna Bodner moderator
    10 months ago

    Hi there @chelsr90,
    Thanks so much for your willingness to share your story and what you are being forced to navigate. I am so sorry that you have lost your insurance! I know this is all so recent, but have you looked into any assistance programs? Maybe some information from this article will help you out here. https://migraine.com/blog/no-insurance-you-can-still-take-care-of-your-migraine-disease/.

    I know you only just posted this story a few days ago, but how have these last few days been going for you?

    We are always here to lend an ear.
    Warmly,
    Joanna (Migraine.com Team)

  • ChelsR90 author
    10 months ago

    Thank you I will definitely look more into that I had my husband bookmark it. I’m trying to do the whole ignore it and it will go away method and it hasn’t worked for me I was in tears by the end of yesterday having to take excedrin twice in one day.
    The bad thing is stress and sun (light in general) are huge triggers for me and it has been bright and the stress has been bad for me. I am starting to emotionally feel better so I’m hoping that will help the next few days, I only had to take meds once today so that’s an improvement.

    Thank you for the link I will look more into that tomorrow, and thank you for responding. The world of migraine can be lonely.

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