Can i opt out of RA please, i simply cant afford it any more. In the two years since my diagnosis i've had to buy an automatic car, loads of kitchen gadgets including double handle saucepans which were only available in the most expensive brand. New shoes- only fit flops give me some relief from foot pain but my purse went ouch instead. Indoors more and sitting about so burning more electricity and gas and we've all felt their prices rise. And of course those prescription cards. All on a very reduced wage as i cant do as many hours any more and now work are hinting very strongly that i'm not reliable enough for them anymore- just had a week off for a chest infection. Waiting for my pension prediction to arrive in case i'm forced down the ill health retirement road but i know it wont be enough to live on - whats a girl supposed to do ? I haven't got the energy to fight benefit people and as i've worked all my life i'm not qualified in getting the paperwork right - everyone was really shocked when i only got the lowest amount of DLA. Grrrrrrrrrr !!!