Hey, I'm so sorry to hear about your pain I also have RA and I am 31 years old, I wanted to pass on some tools that have helped through my ordeal with getting health insurence I also have medicaid but before I had health insurance I found this blessing in a bottle called Zyflamend , Paired up with ibprophen and cutting Gluten (bread,beer,wheat etc) out was a huge huge huge pain reliever for me. I also take flax seed oil,cinnamon,cayenne,shark cartilage ,vitamin D and B complex. The medicaid I picked is called Coventry Care I live in Pennsylvania they offer free YMCA membership,medication,specialist,eye and dental. im wondering why medicaid is not giving you the care you need, do you have a social worker or someone who can help you navigate going to the office and switching coverage maybe?
right now I have been on diclofenac sodium75mg for a month and feel kind of a difference, I started leflunomide three days ago and will see how it goes....I hope i was helpful in some way hang in there!View Thread
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