my doctor diagnosed me with RA last year. I was working in a health food store, and never experienced problems with my knees before. I was never in sports, but I'm an active person. I woke up one morning and my knee was swollen huge red sore.. I couldn't stand up. I went to the doctor and he sent me to the emergency room for xrays. He told me the results were from RA. I don't have insurance, and I can't afford the medication he prescribed for me, so I take Orudis KT (My mom gave it to me). Most of the time it's a real pain to use my knee without a brace, but I get through it. What I am wondering now is what is going to happen to me? I already know the chance of this disease spreading through my legs and feet, or organs is high. I've done a lot of research on RA, and subscribed to RA Access. I want to know from other people who have RA how it progressed for them. I'm afraid I'll lose ability to walk as I get older. I'm only 23, and I'm beginning to develope symptoms in my leg and ankle. I feel like I'm too young to develope this severity of arthritis, but I have to live with the fact I do have it at my age. If anyone could tell me some alternatives I could do so I don't have to foot high medical bills or prescription charges, I'd appreciate it.