Why is it so darn expensive. I can't afford it and this is what my RA wants me on. Told him no because the $4,000.00/month copay will not work on my SSD check.
I have been trying to find what exactly causes this, The only thing I could figure was the basement wall between the dermis and epidermis fails, especially where the skin stretches and moves, causing the dead outer cells to come in contact with the living cells in the dermis triggering your body to produce a reaction similar to necrosis where there is no apopsis because the cells are not supposed to breakdown itself. I wondered if maybe jojoba oil or some similar anti-oxidant would… read more
I am newly diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. I am still at the point of deciding which medicine to try first. Which of course will have a lot to do with insurance. To be honest these meds scare the hell out of me. I am hopeful for the improvement that may come, but the medicines can be brutal. Where you scared at first?
My Mom has ms and I have psoriatic arthritis (not much psoriasis) Since 2011 or 12 different rheumatologists have wanted me to take enbrel or humira but I am afraid of ms/nervous system side effects. Took methotrexate, otezla, sulfasalazine, now stelara for almost year. Stelara helps but could be better. Dr still recommends enbrel. Any insights? Thanks very much. My dads mom died of als which of course is also neurological.
I had been on Stelara for about 5 yrs. My hands started really hurting (osteoarthritis). So, my doctor switched me to Humira to help with the joint pain. I've been using the Humira pen for about 2 months and it seems my hands are actually hurting more. Doctor said to give it about 3 months. Has anyone else experienced this same thing?
I have been on Methotrexate for 10 + years and added Enbrel in February it cleared up my pustular psoriasis on my hands pretty well but doesnt really seem to have made any difference in the joint pain
Recently my psoriasis has flared up and spread quite violently. The specialist has repeatedly given me Dovobet which helps but it doesn't clear it.
I went to my local GP who has given me Eumovate & Calcipotriol Ointment to try.
Has anyone used this and is does it help?
I have had psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis since I was a teen. I have been on so many meds..none last long. They seem to work and then my body attacks them so they are unable to work.
Enbrel- didn't do much
Humira- worked like a charm totally clear for almost a year. Then I had a reaction my whole body turned red and swelled up it took the doctors months to clear that mess up
Remicade- is made from rat pee...not a joke...it made my arms and legs feel like… read more