Hello, I appreciate you reading this. My name is Caitlynne, I’m 23, and I am struggling right now. Over the past year and a half, I got $7850 in medical bills after a bunch of gastrointestinal issues where I was not keeping down any food and had to be hospitalized for malnourishment. I also have complex PTSD from childhood abuse which, with all the medical issues, came back in full force and I had to be hospitalized a second time due to suicidal thoughts.
To make matters worse, when I applied for a $5000 loan, I was scammed. I did my research and the company looked reputable, but I was being contacted by someone pretending to be them. They asked for a few google play gift cards after doing a “Credit boost” even though I have decent credit and their deposit ended up not going through and so I was out $1,000. The person then took almost $3,500 of my personal money out of my checking account, making me so broke I’ve barely been eating. I work as a medical transcriptionist but am not able to make enough to pay my medical bills and living expenses. I absolutely hate to be asking for money but I’m at a loss on what to do. I don’t want to apply for another loan and my parents are out of the picture. I so appreciate anything you’re able to contribute and will be sure to pay it forward once I have found my footing again.