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Has anyone been on Humira and what kind of result did you have? Any side effects? I am on lots of meds which are not decreasing the pain. My doctor wants to put me on Humira and I was wondering if anyone out there has had any success with this drug. I am desperate to NOT be in pain anymore. Help...
Hi Jerry and welcome to the forum. Did you realize the cost of humira treatment? I knew it was high, but I did a fast check for zip code 71333 and the 4 quotes offered were from $35600 to about $38500 per year I guess. I almost flipped! How much of a discount were you hoping for?
can I get any discount card from humira pharmacy companies? I am on medicare and cant afford the cost. Please answer asap so I can start treatment.
I have had 5 shots of humira and after the fisrt shot I felt like a scaitica but didn't think it was the now I can fell it go down my left leg, both calves tignly and i feel it in my neck also like spams, is this from teh humira? I called my dr and she idd not seem concerned? 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 have had 5 shots of humira and after the fisrt shot I felt like a scaitica but didn't think it was the now I can fell it go down my left leg, both calves tignly and i feel it in my neck also like spams, is this from teh humira? I called my dr and she idd not seem concerned? 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.
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?
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Which Part D insurance plan has the best coverage and cost factor for the humira pen. I dose 40 mg every other week.
as it gives me much relief and even raises my energy level. My Part D program does not pay for the high cost biologics that are on the market such as Humira and Embrel.
I am still waiting for an answer from the pharmaceutical company on the Humira, as I also have NO insurance. I am on Endocort (steroid with a LOT less side effects than prednisone), Pentassa, Depression meds, Trammadol (pain), percocet (pain), azathioprine 75mg. Still, I am in pain almost daily. Every once in a while I have a good day. I am really having a hard time, mentally and physically. I have always been very active, early to rise and then go go go go...
THEN i will have to break the cost of all of this to him as well. I'm hoping insurance will pay for IVIG and humira at least! Anyway - the road is LONG and hard but I'm hoping i can get there soon! I have been feeling like a hamster on a wheel through all this infertility stuff. Running and running and getting nowhere. I hope that this will finally give me success.
This is my second bout of the pneumonitis, the first was when I started taking Humira, which is another self inject drug for rheumotoid arthritis. Has anyone on rheumotoid arthritis drugs had an experience like this? Thanks for input!
My concern is what am I going to do now that my husband is retired and my health insurance won't cover the cost. I live in Canada and the cost of this medication is approximately $22,000.00 a year which my husband's company insurance covered but now that he is retired, it will not cover the cost for my lifetime. I would use up the insurance money in about 5 years. What is a good alternative for me?
salazopyrine, pentasa, corticosteroids, remicade, humira, Metotraxate...the whole gamma of meds and anti-TNF-alpha, Now, i have started using Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) in compasionate use, but as it's disapproved in Europe we might not get it anymore. Does anyone knows another treatment? Or highly recomended doctors in the world, who might help me with aonther view or treatment?
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 have developed this problem recently with some fingers and toes swollen, I see horror stories all over from people using prescription meds like Humira and Embrel, is there anything a person can do to battle this problem naturally? Would exercise help or make the swollen joints worse? What about natural herbs?
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.
I will be getting off the celebrex in Feb and starting Humira due to the joint heat that isn't getting much better. My fingers sometimes feel crushed. The note above about not being able to obtain life insurance or disability or long term care insurance is correct. Same with depression, which goes with the lupus (or any illness). So, grab an insurance agent, get long term care insurance IMMEDIATELY, and low cost life insurance. BEFORE YOU ARE DIAGNOSED.
Helps are so inaccessible due to lack of services in this location not to mention the cost! Add this to the expense of Humira and other meds that aren't covered with SSD. The stress of the unrelieved pain and costs and lack of the only help = more PAIN. I have been given the same tests starting 30 years ago, the same info on any surgical intervention, it is overwhelming. If my husband was still alive, I'm sure we would have moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas.
My blood levels on MCV and MCH are out of range, but my gastro is not concerned. We talked about the new drug Humira, but its side effects are even worse than methotrexate, with TB, lymphoma and even death. I don't want go go there, but know I have few options left Any advice will be most welcome.
The good news it it's going to cost us much less than we anticipated. Mail order is $260 for 3 months of tx.
But so far after a surgery and endoscopy and colonoscopy they have narrowed the treatment down to Pentasa, Endocort, Humira injections for the Crohns. So far so good....My advice go to a gastro doctor and have a work up to see if you have Crohns....
You could post on the part where Dr.Pho answers, but it does cost - some $15 I think. He only takes 2-3 queries per day, so you may have to try a number of times to post. As far as meds go, I think I have had them all, excluding Remicade, which my gastro will not prescribe as my Crohn's is not fistulising and this is one of the parameters our National Health Service in England requires to be present. I have been on methotrexate for about 7 yrs now.
I used to be on an injectable biological anti-TNF med for my arthritis too, Humira. My copay for that alone, was $100/month. I think it was making my neuro symptoms worse, so I went off it. Fortunately, I think I'm better off of it. It supressed my immune system too much. I was always sick, causing my arthritis to flare up. I'll not consider a med like it again, until my germy kids are older. Lol! My insurance sure is happy, I bet. That med cost them nearly $2000/month.
I was taking a LOT of riba (my decision and it greatly hurt my hemoglobin) and simply refused to cut down to what my weight based would have been...I ended up taking 40,000 x2 a week. The box of Epo cost over $6000 for a vial of ten so basically that was a months worth for me and I needed to continue epo throughout all 72 weeks (well the 69 remaining weeks). Figure $6000 x 16 months = $96,000 on Epo ALONE roughly.
I had an episode where I gave myself a shot of Humira in my stomach and ten mins later did not feel well. I felt very sick which traveled up my left arm into the side of my head and pain into the left temple into my eye which started twitching. The numbness has really never left except to say that it feels asleep and waking up. The eye twitching has gotten better but it's a twitching that circles the entire left eye.
In our clinics in Africa where cost is a major factor we use IV H2O2, but only in very low doses. It is started at low concentration and built up very slowly to avoid the severe reactions. Thus I don't recommend it in North America where alternatives are available, but there are many practitioners who use ozone treatment of blood, returning the treated blood back slowly by IV line. Again, strong adverse reactions have been seen in a few patients, so caution must be exercised.
Here is a website locater for CAM (Complimentary/Alternative Medicine)physicians http://www.acamnet.org/site/c.ltJWJ4MPIwE/b.2071557/k.7C1E/ACAM_Homepage.
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.
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