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And THEN they added the part about the insurance deductible needing to be met and how it's going to cost $900. SIGH. I used to have better insurance and the copay for Enbrel was only $25. I guess I should be GRATEFUL that all those years of taking it (10+) it only cost me $25 per month when it retails for over $3000 a month. Just sad that I have to be "making up for it" now. Okay, I'm done ranting. And whining. It's just hard when I'm in so much pain.
I'm now 32 and pregnant. I've been giving myself shots of Enbrel to control it since 2001. When we started doing IVF treatments to get pregnant, I went off of the Enbrel. For the first two trimesters, my RA seemed to go into remission and I didn't need any treatments - which was a MIRACLE! Now I'm starting my third trimester (I'm 27 weeks) and I am starting to have ALL SORTS of complications with my joints. Pain, swelling, can barely move.
And THEN they added the part about the insurance deductible needing to be met and how it's going to cost $900. SIGH. I used to have better insurance and the copay for Enbrel was only $25. I guess I should be GRATEFUL that all those years of taking it (10+) it only cost me $25 per month when it retails for over $3000 a month. Just sad that I have to be "making up for it" now. Okay, I'm done ranting. And whining. It's just hard when I'm in so much pain.
His insurance will not cover the high cost of Enbrel or Humira. It is terrible, he has insurance yet it is not helping him. What can I do to help him get this medicine and not worry about price? There has got to be insurance that will cover this for him. Do you have any recommendations or advice?
Here in the U.S. the cost of the Enbrel is $18,000 a year, a steep cost as well. Because I changed jobs and cannot afford the COBRA payments ( Ins.the employee pays for in between new coverage taking effect) Today is my last shot until Aug. 1 when my new Ins. kicks in. The first thing that came to mind for you is to contact the company that makes Enbrel..
Hello, Usuallt the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis is divided into two : first line fast acting drugs and slow acting second line drugs. Methotrexate falls under the slow acting drugs which promote disease remission and prevent progressive joint destruction. You may need injectable methotrexate or the doctor may add other drugs like hydroxychloroquine.
I had radiation therapy 15 years ago but just in the last 6 months have started taking enbrel for rheumotoid arthritis. I had the arthritis before the brest cancer but have had to take stronger medications as I have gotten older. I have been experiencing the symptoms of radiation pneumonitis and treated with prednisone. Dr.'s look at you a little odd when asked if the enbrel is related to the pneumonitis.
My guess is that he would have to go back on Enbrel should he do treatment and even then no guarantees. Other than Enbrel, some of the other systemic drugs for psoriasis can get quite liver toxic.
Actually I´m on it been that for 6 weeks can´t say if it had helped me yet. still very fatigue and have muscle joint and bone pain. I´m making "my own" LDN from 50mg naltrexone pills only cost me 5$ a month when doing 4.5mg doses. I searched LDN on the rheumatoid arthritis expert forum found this post. LDN????? by lala47, Jul 20, 2009 12:13PM "I was wondering if anyone has prescribed LDN for RA. My mother has severe RA she is 73 yrs old. She was dx'ed at age 45.
I do have joint PAIN but the swelling, stiffness and lack of strength are all gone thanks to the enbrel. My doc wants to put me on Methotrexate in addition to the Enbrel just for my pain. That seems a bit drastic for pain, If i had a couple Perocets or oxys a day I would be like i was when I was 20 PAIN FREE. I dont know how to ask for them without sounding like a pillhead. Any advice?
it has done wonders for my RA not at this cost. my finger tips fell tingly my clafs there is a pain in my butt that runs down my leg.
I am worried about the cost of the interferon and Ribv. txs. We have good medical insurance but I know this is a very expensive procedure......both the liver biopsy and the tx. I have seen people here talk about the new txs that are coming out in 2010. What are the names of these drugs and have they been approved yet?
Remicade, Enbrel, etc that seem to work for some - but they cost like $5,000 per month and I think I would only like to go there as a last resort. Anyone here able to share with me their experience with Tramadol/ultram -- good or bad. would also like to hear from anyone using biologics.
i have run out of options with the Hospital i am being treated at right now. I am on a cocktail of drugs including testosterone and enbrel jabs monthly. The Doctors are only treating me symptomatically and i have to do more in order to maintain my own autonomy and i am getting flushed out and fatigued and dont know how much longer before i get completely bedridden. I am looking for some information on this and would appreciate any feedback. Thank you.
Can anyone recommend a good quality home arm cuff blood pressure monitor. Cost is not an issue, I want something that is well calibrated and gives true readings. Thanks much.
Date VL Jan 25-08 - 41,540 after Enbrel Feb 6-08 - 3,730,000 before Enbrel Feb 26-08 - 677,000 after Enbrel Mar 27-08 - 2,240,000 before Enbrel Started tx April 5th April 17-08 - 203 after Enbrel April 29th - probably UND - waiting results - but day before Enbrel Question for you - The Tagman that they use at UCI only goes to the low end (200) Should I be concerned with getting one more sensitive with the numbers I have so far?
29, 2009 - Rheumatoid arthritis patients who take the biologic drugs Remicade, Humira, and Enbrel do not appear to have an increased risk for developing cancer in the first few years of use, researchers in Sweden report. The study is one of the largest and longest population-based investigations ever into the cancer-causing potential of the drugs, known as tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors.
I am one of them. I've been on Enbrel several years with no serious side effects and complete relief from RA flare-ups. There's a good chance it'll work for you too, but you won't know unless you try. Every patient is as different as a fingerprint. Having said that, it is ALWAYS your choice, your body! If you're determined to try the natural route, don't rely on the internet for information. Go see a certified naturopath. Exercise is never a bad idea.
lol My rheumatoligist recommended that I try Enbrel or Remicade and I told him I didnt think I could afford it. He told me to ask how much it would cost me at the pharmacy when I left. So I did and the pharmacist said the Enbrel was $1350 per month and the Remicade $2700. Then I said -- well how much for those pain pills he prescribed and she said $21.00.
if things get really bad i would have to consider stepping up to biologics - like Enbrel - that cost something lik 5k per 6 weeks of treatment. i am prescribed the vics along with nsaids, but have discontinued the nsaids (500 mg naprosyn 2x daily) cuz i dont want to blow out my liver and the ld vic along with diet & exercise seems to be working. i detoxd from my 2 per day use during the hot summer months (with help from this forum).
I don't believe that there is anything new or that they would be of benefit to me. I have used Enbrel. After the initial injection, it provided only two days of relief. Not only is it cost prohibitive; but when I took a second injection, it did nothing. In 2005 I experienced a full remission for a period of nearly three years. I believe that it was possibly due to menopause and hormonal changes. However, I did not realize at the time that I was starting to develop heart involvement.
The cost of this drug should not keep you from getting this treatment - the way our medical care is paid for in this country is another rant for a different day. My mother uses Enbrel for arthritis and it has made a world of difference, but it is expensive and she pays about $350 out of pocket each month too - and she is 85 years old!
Thank the Good Lord above for my wonderful husband and his good job. Once I started the Enbrel I've been much better in all areas. Enbrel acts as a sponge for excess T-cells and gets them out of your body. As a doc you probably know what T-cells are and that they are the main problem with us AI people. I don't know if Enbrel is available in Japan or not. Also ... the only way I got a scrip for that was through my Rheumatology Doctor. I have RA also.
Hi sunshinecloudy, Methotrexate can take 3-6 months in your system before you can determine if it's going to work for you or not. That's one of the frustrating parts about autoimmune disease - we spend a lot of time waiting to see if a drug is going to be effective. Very few of them have noticeable effects after the first or second dose. Mtx works for a significant number of people, but honestly I wish doctors would go straight for the biologic "big guns" like Enbrel and Humira.
For the newer drugs, pretty much every manufacturer offers a patient assistance program that may get you what you need at greatly reduced cost, or even free. Also check with your local health department for state assistance programs. If it comes down to it - and it may not - your state's bureau of vocational rehabilitation may be helpful for you to get retraining in another field. Through them I got some grants that helped me pay for college. A medical social worker can help you with this.
After time it does not work so well and the dose went up I was as high as 320-400mg per day thats equivilent to 80 percacet! My reumatologist finally came up with this new drug called Enbrel but cost $1600 per month. My benifits finally agreed to cover it. Now I needed to get of the oxy. Well I was successful but it took about 3 months. My docs approace was different he put me on a 100mcg Fentanal patch 5 times then down to 75 mcg 5 times then 50mcg, and finally 20 mcg patches 5-10 times.
Nowadays, they have bilogicals (meds for RA) that work very well. You might be eligibile to get those free or at low cost if you qualify for goverment and other type of prescription assistance (try from manufacturer of those meds as well).
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