I have worked all of my adult life. I was diagnosed with RA in 2003 and was placed immediately on methotrexate - which eliminated all of my symptoms. Now the methotrexate is not working the way it should and I just started Enbrel. Working is harder and harder on me. I am exhausted all of the time, losing weight and having more symptoms than ever - including Raynaud's in my feet from being at a keyboard all the time.
I am considering applying for SSDI. I know this can be a very difficult process, but I do not have insurance and I'm having a tough time supporting myself and my daughter. Anybody else out there with RA receiving SSDI benefits? Let me know how the process went for you and if you had to get a lawyer, etc..
Thanks all and have a pain free day,