“Reimbursement terms for migraine medications are very strict.”
However, she is still not satisfied with the advice. If it is up to Koelewijn, more people should be eligible for compensation. For this reason, today I started a collaboration with Hoofdpijnnet, a network for people who suffer from migraines and other types of chronic headaches, petition to modify the terms.
Because Koelewijn gives other patients the same relief through medication. Before the inhibitors were used, her life seemed very different. “In the days leading up to the attack, I started having trouble concentrating, I was easily angry, couldn’t find words, and had tingles on one side of my body in my tongue and fingers.”
When the attack then began, Koelewijn suffered from severe headaches and vomiting and was sensitive to light and sound. “And you have no idea when it will stop.” After this attack, she was exhausted. “So if you had this a few times, you’d be busy with it all month.”
It’s a dark world we live in, says Quillwin. “Migraines are so much more than a simple headache. It’s a genetic, neurological condition that makes it nearly impossible to counteract because you never know when you’re going to have another attack.”
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