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Hi - Happy Easter to y'all. I haven't tried Humira yet as I am doing well on 8 weekly infusions of Remicade. We had to stop the weekly methotrexate injections a month ago as I had a violent allergic reaction - weird after being on it for some 9 yrs. Finally started to put some much needed weight on, am 105 lbs, which is brilliant. I am eating well, just get the occasional bout of diarrhea after eating breakfast.
, though everything I've read suggests this doesn’t happen? 2) My partner also has psoraisis and psoriatic arthritis, for which he takes HUMIRA shots, and another oral prescription. Are you aware of any effects of these or other psoriasis medications on HPV clearance abilities? Thank you in advance for your help.
I've also experienced the problem with the pressure against the bladder - I think that is one of the biggest inconveniences. I'm walking a tight-rope currently - no health insurance for the past four years.
Hello. My name is Jay. I do not have health insurance, so I am trying to figure out what is wrong with me before I am forced to go broke at a Dr. office doing tests and all that. Here's my story. Three weeks ago, I came home from work late around 9:30pm on Wednesday evening. I felt fine all day and for the days prior. My girlfriend had made spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. We ate and went to bed around midnight.
Then when I did have a stool it felt like my stomach was going to drop out of my rectum. I have no medical insurance, and will have to find a job with insurance just so I can get this checked out. But now the arthritic pain is severe in my hands, knees and my right foot constantly hurts and I walk with a constant limp from the pain. Could this be Crohn's, IBS, or what? Sorry this is so long, but I can't deal with this anymore. The depression is getting really bad.
org There are pics that you can check out too. The medicine is only about $30 a month and thats without health insurance..... There aren't any side effects - it helps your immune system by increasing you natural endorphins.....If your doctor reads the study he could not deny this drug doesn't work for crohns. The study was a success.
Remicade is a biologic injection, in the same class of drugs as Humira, Enbrel and Orencia. I have been taking Humira for rhematoid arthritis and it seems to be doing it's job as my rheumy says. It keeps me out of the emergency room with serious flares which had become a habit for me. These drugs are usually reserved for "rheumatoid" type arthritis and getting insurance companies to approve them is not normally easy.
I've been on Enbrel for about 5 years and it has been an extremely good medication for both the psoriasis and the psoriatic arthritis. 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.
) and don't let them pass you onto the steroid train, when bouts are bad it's fine but if you start young you can get terrible side effects like ligament loss (which I have in my feet) all this of course is contingent on you having health insurance, if you don't then my best advice is GET SOME and get it before you have ANY diagnosis or you will fight with ****** doctors, debt, and dueling diagnosises for the rest of your life (I know I was there, am there, really but NOW i have killer insurance
You are relatively young and I'm sorry you're going through this in your life. Please stay strong and focused as I know there are things you can do to improve your health! My educated guess for the worse case scenario regarding your condition would be as follows: The possible underlying and unaddressed factors a. Infectious condition. b. Inflammatory processes c. Gene activating triggers d. Suppressed emotions/ unresolved past traumatic events. e.
Because of this, my primary doctor and rheumalogist want me to get help from a pain management clinic. I am currently waiting to see if my insurance will cover Humira. I plan on calling this one clinic tomorrow and set up an appointment. I was wondering what questions should I ask prior making my appointment? I am so frightened of injections, especially in the spine, because of my experience with spinal tap and epidural in the past.
Ive only had it since 2010 but it was severe at the beginning! Flipped my world upside down. I was tried on Humira and Enbrel. They discontinued the Humira because it was not helping. They discontinued the Enbrel because of side effects. Now I am on Plaquenil. I also get Rituxan infusions.I am on 15 mg of Prednisone but being tapered because I have been on it since 2009 and they want me off it because of the problems it is causing me.
i am unforutnately unable to see a doctor for another week and a ahlf due to insurance issues. I met a woman, and we had sexual encounters 2 nights in a row, both being unprotected vaginal sex. On asking her, she had said she was clean of STDs, and had an HIV rapid test the previous week that was negative. She gave extremely uncomfortable oral sex to me the first night, enough to where I had to stop her. We then had fairly quick vaginal sex.
I asked if it was ok to take with my HUMIRA and prednisone and was told it was fine. I was injected with the vaccine and became ill within 24 hours and my eyes became seriously inflamed. I sought medical care and saw a Opthamologist who diagnosed Iritis and Uveitis. Six months later my vision has deteriorated and I have considerable floaters. I have been referred to a major medical school, and Eye Institute.
Hi Hannah, Have you talked with your GI doctor about Remicade or Humira or any of those types of medications? My GI doctor told me they are the strongest on the market and the last option medication wise before surgery. I was on remicade but unfortunately my crohn's was too far gone along with other complications so it was not working so I had no other option but surgery. Remicade is done by an infusion which takes about 2-3 hours.
Take you concerns you wrote here to that doc and ask him to do blood tests again-if you have insurance your insurance should cover second opinions-I take folid and solfasalizine but not Mexatrexate anymore because that stuff is toooo toxic. if you have RA there are many plans that certain providers have available so you do not pay 1200 a month. I ended up paying $5.00 a mo. for humira when I was taking that so ask ok.
The GI docs reaction to you was a bit shocking. I think I'd find another one. Do you have good health insurance that will cover all that? Don't give up. Look for a better GI doctor who can be understanding and compassionate. I know theyre out there! Ask around, see if you can get referrals. Please don't give up on yourself. You sound like you're in a slump right now and kind of depressed and who could blame you! I'm so sorry you're going through all of this.
Your health is the most important thing you have in this life. You are the only one to trust your health with, you are responsible for your health, not your docotor. Always be skepitical and check out what they tell you, as you are doing in this forum. You should know more about your body than your doctor. The doctor works for you, if he or she doesn't solve your problem, FIRE THEM, AND GET ANOTHER ONE., I have Ulcertative Colitis, and have had it most of my life.
There are some good treatments for it but also some are very expensive like Humira and Embral. My insurance would not cover these expensive drugs but Methotrexate is a very popular drug for RA treatment and not expensive at all. Wish you all the best.........
) That and you'll want a job that has health insurance when you're an adult. College isn't perfect. It will be harder. (Dorms have shared bathrooms. Use http://www.ibdu.org/ for advice before you go and when you get there.) But it was awesome too. I was in a sorority and was a vice president even though I was really sick (and I was really sick). I'm going to be the maid of honor in my best friend's wedding this year. She's from college. The thing is, you seem to be an energetic person.
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 started on oral tablets, 25 mg once a week, but still had bad diarrhea so my gastro switched me to injections, 12.5 mg weekly, which I administer myself.
I know everyone’s side effects vary greatly, (and the hope is that there won’t be any need of them,) but I’m trying to get an idea of minimums and maximums in terms of use so that my husband and I can be prepared for the added expense (we’ll be running pretty close to the insurance cap with just SOC alone). Thanks for any feedback.
I'm on Humira and was on Enbrel for a little over 4 years. My big problem was finding insurance after college and reaching the age where you can't be covered by your parent's insurance. That is my only advice for you, find a good job!! And maybe get a degree that is worth something, not like mine, ha.
http://www.medhelp.org/health_pages/Multiple-Sclerosis/Paresthesias---Things-That-Go-BUZZ-in-the-Night/show/378?cid=36 The second is not one you want to hear, I suspect. Embrel is in a class of drugs called "anti-TNF agents". TNF stands for Tumor Necrosis Factor and it is a part of the immune surveillance system. Other anti-TNF drugs include Humira and Remicade and there are a few others..
Didnt have insurance so let it get really bad. Had 8-12 bowel mvmnts a day and thought I was in remission. How stupid of me. Got married... got insured... went to see one of the best Gastro's in Chicago. He asked how I was feeling. I told him everything and he said I was crazy. He scoped me and my CR is very inflamed. Put me on Prednisone for 2 months and Imuran indeffinatly. I went from 8-12 BM to 1-2 (talk about stupid ha?) Feeling great, but had to go back for another colonoscopy.
Diet is very inportant when it comes to health. If you are expericing health issues like this, usually the body is over toxic so going on a clean diet usually will help. look under wholefoods, juicing for your problems I recommend reading Healty Healing by Linda Rector Page, N.D., Ph.D. to start she list problems and solutions in the book very good guidelines.
A friend of mine found a program on my web site where she can get her medications at no charge, as a result it is saving her $600/month, she couldn't thank me enough. I got free medical insurance, free brand name prescriptions mailed to my home, free transportation to my doctors appointments, free dental coverage, free diabetes supplies including shoes mailed to my home etc...
Hopefully they will figure out how to treat the nastier sides after tx, so that we can feel like we have recovered our HEALTH, along with our lives. Keep us posted from time to time as to your progress, etc. We will all continue to discuss these issues, for those so affected. Best of luck in the future.
IBD drugs have come on in leaps and bounds in recent years, and although I am very stable on methotrexate there are some much newer drugs, anti-TNF biologic therapies, like Humira, Cimzia, Tysabril and Infliximab which gives one hope for the future.I don't know where you live, but believe these drugs are now available in the US but are still being trialled in the UK.
Great! It's not a Timeline, but it is your story, similar to my story. All those words are important for you and us, but, combined with the lack of "white space" and distinct paragraphs, would be hard for the doc to scim and get all the facts. This is not a criticism. Both versions tell the story, but one is more effective to present to yur doc.
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