I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, so I have the prescription Hydrocodone. My son has used other drugs, and been addicted to alcohol in the past. Now he is a husband and a father, and has stopped most of the abuse. He still uses hydrocodone from time to time, and of course wants it from me. I will not give it to him. He had juvenile R. A. and it went into remission, and the Rheumatologist told me he needed to be checked as an adult because the RA factor is still in his blood. He does not have health insurance, so he cannot go the normal route of getting blood tests, etc. He called this a.m. and said he was in so much pain that he couldn't walk. He has a job that he has to be at to get paid. I said I wouldn't give him any of my medicine. I gave him two options to find a way to help to find a clinic as the emergency room is so expensive they cannot afford it. Help. I know I did the right thing, but I also know how terrible it feels to have the disabling pain of RA. If he is, in fact, having a re-occurance of this disease, I am so sad. I can't give him the help he needs because of his addictions. I did the right thing, but I am crying and so upset. Doing the right thing doesn't mean no pain.
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