I was without medical insurance when I was first dx'd and racked up some bills, I remember breaking down and crying and the GI telling me he would charge me for a different test that would not cost me as much.
It took me a year to pay off the bills but I did and I am so glad I went to the Dr's. I would take Rio's advice and also call around to some healthcare clinics and find one that is willing to work with you to set up a payment plan and if you get put on sulfasalazine I think that is pretty economical.
Hope you are better soon!
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ no blood since Dec 07 ~ almost normal bm
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd Sept 2007
Prednisone 40mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 150mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday. Potassium 100mg 2xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.