Posted 6/9/2008 5:35 AM (GMT -7)
I have a huge pile of bills and they get paid when they get paid. What is important is your health. Maybe you can spend the time finding a new pcp and trying them out. Maybe one will help you out until you can get in to see the rheumy. It sounds like that problem is one that really going to break you.
The hospitals usually have high threshols for financial assistance, and they will usually pay what your insurance doesn't, or at least split it with you. If you are having problems with nausea and digesting your food and feel horrible, you may have no choice but to go to the ER or an urgent care place. There are some over the counter meds that others here take or have taken with success, they knock me out. I take zofran, which is really expensive.
I understand your frustration, but my rheumie is booking four months out even for established patients. There are too few good rheumies around.
--Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. Bill Watterson (1958-) cartoonist "Calvin and Hobbes"
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy, GI nightmare
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Detrol, Klonopin, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroid injections and pred prn