I have had RA for since I was 33, i am now 40 and was on Enbrel until they told me to get off since they believe it contributed to my skin cancer. I moved to another city and the only job i could find was one that did not offer insurance. it has been a year since i have been off meds and was doing great untll the last few months. I have joint damage in my feet and now i think it is in my hips.
i do not know what to do given i have no insurance and cant afford doctor visits or blood work and x rays or meds. Even if i could go to a visit beng on med would also incur costs of follow up blood work etc.
i am too tired to take on a second job to afford self paid health insurance. no one seems to understand what people with RA goes thru and very frustrating that i am always tired and in pain and people think i am crazy because i look fine, i walk a little funny due to foot ad hip but otherwise i dont look ill.
i would like to be able to talk to others with RA and see if anyone has info on ways to get doctor visits paid etc.View Thread