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Mar 26, 2016 7:19 PM

This seems like a lovely group. My name is Sarra and I'm tentatively dx with rheumatoid arthritis. Lack of insurance keeps me from getting true diagnosis. Anyway I'm working on fixing that asap. My symptoms are getting worse. Fast. Been 5 years since it started so it's no wonder I'm in the shape I am. I'm 42. Anyway just wanted to introduce myself and say this seems like a forum of family. I'm on some RA forums on Facebook and am always glad to find more Pain Warriors. Hugs and super low pain days for all. So glad to be here. :)

Mar 26, 2016 9:17 PM

Hi Sara welcome to the family. If I may say so myself we do have a really great group of people here. I am in the same no insurance boat with you. It sucks! We all talk about everything and share anything that helped us. So welcome :)

Mar 26, 2016 9:28 PM

Hi Sarra, welcome from another newbie.

Mar 26, 2016 10:39 PM

Hi Sara, I'm newish here. I don't have a diagnosis yet either, other than the OA, a small part of what's going on. I've found this group to be incredibly supportive and kind. I'm glad you found us!

Mar 26, 2016 11:18 PM

Hi Sara I'm new as well just wanted to say hi and wish you plenty of low pain days X my prayers are with you X 🙃

Mar 26, 2016 11:42 PM

Welcome! I am still in the process of getting a full diagnosis. I have chronic migraines as well as small fiber neuropathy. We are still searching for the underlying cause (if there is one) of my small fiber neuropathy. I hope you have a confirmation soon.

Mar 27, 2016 12:46 AM

Hello Sarra. I don't have the 'no insurance' issue as I'm in the UK, but still battling doctors. Some take me seriously and others don't. I'm currently diagnosed with Asthma, severe allergies (that affect my lungs), Bronchiectasis, dry eyes, acid reflux, fibromyalgia, hypothyroidism and as a result, anxiety and depression. That's all my official diagnosis but I've gained three within the last 6 months so feeling somewhat overwhelmed by them all.
I'll be 42 on Wednesday and I'm hoping to manage a trip out on the day.
I hope all your problems with your health are easily resolved and you get the right support from your doctors, regardless of insurance. It makes me sad to know that so many people don't receive the help they need because they lack money. Capitalism is sending the human world to hell in a hand basket.
The people here are lovely. Helpful, supportive and there's always someone around. Since I haven't slept yet tonight (it's now 7am-ish here), that's a great thing.

Mar 27, 2016 7:36 AM

Welcome Sara, I have insurance right now but will be losing it next month which is scary. I have several diagnosis, several meds I depend on to manage my illness and will be entering a world of the uninsured. There is a lot of support here. I appreciate my physicians. I contribute that to having a great Primary Care Physician who coordinates everything. Glad you have decided to join us.

Mar 27, 2016 10:04 AM

Thank you all. :) I feel for everyone for our pain, for no insurance or losing insurance. It's just horrific.

Mar 27, 2016 10:53 AM

Hi Sara. Welcome. I'm about 2 weeks away from a diagnosis. Scleroderma, lupus is what they think I have. My pain got fast and spread fast too. In 2 years. I'm 45 not far from your age. Here's to low pain days to you too.

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