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Apr 01, 2016 10:29 PM

Hello. I am new to this community. I am hopeful I can connect with others who understand the struggles with daily pain.

My doctor thinks I have fibromyalgia, but I do not currently have health insurance, so I am unable to consult specialists or have testing done to rule out other possible conditions. I have a family history of ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and hypothyroidism in my family.

My symptoms have gotten progressively worse over the last couple of years. Every day I deal with pain, stiffness, weakness, and fatigue (sometimes bordering on exhaustion). I am now noticing other areas of my body being affected. Until I can get health insurance and get the necessary medical attention I need I am stuck trying to keep from becoming more depressed.

Apr 02, 2016 1:34 PM

Welcome to our community Bones! I'm sorry you're fighting through all this without insurance & medical treatment you need. Is there a local indigent care clinic you could go to for basic care? I use to work at one, and they had PCP docs who cares for all needs, including Arthritis. Maybe even a health department. A member here, Profiler, trys helping a lot of uninsured with getting help from pharmaceuticals. Maybe he can help you. I newsstand your pain, and hate you have not had help. I'm in a lot of pain today myself, very stiff and swollen joints, & achy muscles. I have Sjogrens, fibromyalgia, & OA, among other things. But this pain is unlike any suffered before to date. I hope & pray you can get help soon. Hugs & prayers! 🙂💕🙏🌼

Apr 02, 2016 1:40 PM

Hello Bones and welcome to our community family. I am sorry that you suffer with pain and don't have the medical insurance to pursue testing to get a correct diagnosis. Know that this is a safe place to get things off your chest, to ask questions and speak to folks who understand what daily pain is like and the daily struggle it can be. We all reach out to one another, pray for each other, send cyber hugs, laugh, etc.. There are no judgements here. We get it. I have a list of diagnosis the length of my arm including degenerative joint disease, degenerative disc disease, cervical spondalytic myelopathy, scoliosis, lordosis, among other things. I hope that you are able to get the assistance that you need and get some sort of confirmed diagnosis. Hang in there, it will come. In the meanwhile, settle in, chill out and get to know our other CMP family members. {{{Hugs}}} 💕🙏🏻🌻

Apr 02, 2016 3:43 PM

Hello,Bones! First off , welcome! Next let's not let your depression get any worse..contact your area Mental Health office, every single county in the US has one or an assigned one for all who are uninsured! Let's start there first, at that point I know they can help you find medical care clinics that do the same.Much Love and Blessings, Terri

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