Not to worry, with the state & trend of our economy , by 2014 when Obama Cares goes into effect it will be a welcome mandate by the 98% of us that can’t afford to be sick.
Sorry about the punitive legislation in Missouri, it’s a crime against Civil Rights & void of any hiuman dignity.
In the mean time, you must continue to be as clever as you have been so far.
Environmental or genetic is not that far fetched. Auto immune diseases do run in specific ethnicities, Scandivavian, African American and do afflict a higher % of women than men.
Our air, water, soil, food and almost everything is tainted with industrial toxins or is petroleum based. How can that not effect us all in a severe metabolic way?
1) many times how you are perceived in a social service setting is all about the language used with social workers that are over worked & underpaid.. As your situation changes revist all of your options. Ask these providers exactly what it is you need to do to qualify and kiss butt often, if it applies.
2/3) you may or may not need an exact diagnosis to apply to assistance programs. The requirements & benefits vary in random ways. Some are research, discounts or just full on grants. Some require poverty level income and some don’t require anything…
If you do need a diagnosis or an assumption of a diagnosis, try to tap one of your FC Dr.s who would tend to be more empathetic towards your problem solving goals & lack of medical ins.
Vitamin deficiencies can be serious, many chronically ill or long term med/drug users have constant depletion of vital anti oxidents due to these stresses that need daily replenishing.
Deficiency in V-D & B complexes can lead to almost every symptom you describe. These 2 vitamins effect hormonal levels, the heart, muscle functions, brain activity, vital organ functions, the skin, hair, nerves, mental function, depression, they also prevent inflamatory & other diseases, the list is endless.
If you can afford to take the A, B, C’s of antioxidents i’m sure you would feel better and be able to narrow your focus to what is persistant once these levels improve. 2 weeks to 30 days tops with continued improvement as time goes on.
The rule of thumb is A, Super B Complex, C, D-3 , Callcium (2,000 mg) with Magnesium and flax seed oil or fish oil with omega 3, 6 & 9.
If you cannot afford these or are not eating properly a multiple vitamin with iron of any brand would be best and the flax seed oil..
Hopefully the Free Clinic & the assistance programs can work in tandem to help you navigate thru this. The most important piece of advise is to not give up, stay persistent so you can get thru this. You can have your life back, it does not have to be ruled or oppressed by this temporary situation.
You are a smart young woman so find a smart dr. at that clinic and don’t give up.
Let me know if i can help.