Hi everybody and just for an update. I had my 9th injection of Enbrel last night. It's 1x/week. And since it hasn't start working yet (!!!), my Dr. told me to take my last injection last night and will get me started on Humira. But first Humira needs to be approved with my insurance company and the patients assist. program papers will be going through and that could take a couple of weeks at least. We did go through this same procedure with Enbrel and I will have to say that Enbrel paid $4000 to help us and we since have found out that I have a $2000 prescrip. deduct. with my insurance, whereas we first thought it was $10,000, as that's what I have with the medical bills, etc. So we were happy campers! Since we paid up to the $2000 on the Enbrel, then the Humira will pretty much be free to us. That's how we're thinking it anyway. Humira, I understand will be an injection every 2 wks, so that even sounds better. I don't know why, just a little less hastle I guess! Thank you NYPROFESSIONAL, for your input. Back in December when I first wrote about Enbrel, we didn't know near as much as we know now. I just feel bad that we paid for the Enbrel and it didn't work, but we'd still maybe would've done that with another biologic. And, Enbrel may still work. So we'll see what gives in the next month or so. Thanks everybody for your encouragement and well wishing! I appreciate it and yes, I still have more chronic pain than what I'd wish for, but we'll probably always be able to say that, just with a biologic, we hope to have alot less!
Edited by: SEATTLE58 at: 2/6/2013 (17:54)
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