Couldn't somebody with similar problems, on benefits, get (free) prescriptions for sanitary needs?
We struggle, as having to start from scratch in your forties and pay down a mortgage from scratch, we're the working poor as so much of our incoming is going on paying down the mortgage
But because my missus is living with crippling pain and having heavy periods 3 weeks a month on average it makes holding down a normal job difficult, so she's earning less than she could if she wasn't so ill
So we have choices between not eating well and messing up my diabetes management, or paying the bills
Officially we're not classed as poor though, we don't have children. Not thought about prescriptions for sanitary needs, prescriptions are free here, didn't occur to me the might be available on the NHS