Guess I need to have a little faith in the Rheumatologists!

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babybloo
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   Posted 2/5/2007 9:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I will be started Enbrel either this week or next week after a TB test.  They apparently got the Insurance to approve it.  Don't know how but hey, it's only 60 bucks a month much better than 1350.  Here's to hoping it works!!!!
 
Thanks Everyone.
 
Theresa
dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Duration: 10yrs. Dx'ed 2006.  Asthma, hypertension, hypothyroid
 
Meds: Methotrexate 20mg wkly, Prednisone 20mg decreasing,  Advair 250/50, Diovan HCT 160mg/25mg QD, Synthroid .1mg QD, Women's One a Day, tylenol PRN.
 
 


Shaleygirl
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   Posted 2/6/2007 10:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I also start as soon as it comes in so we can compare notes. My insurance approved it as well after some conversation with my Dr.

Good luck.
~Bonny~
Cheyenne,  WY
 
Meds: Enbrel/ MTX/ FA/ Klonopin/ Flexeril/ Lyrica/ Hydrocodone
 
RA Dx Sept05/ FMS Dx Jul05/ OA Dx Apr00
 
"Fear not for I am with thee"


erin.K
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   Posted 2/6/2007 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hoooooooooraaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
See! Things have a way of working out.
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Active Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. Crohns Disease. A.Chiari Malformation & right brain venous anomoly. Partial Complex Seizures (under control!). MVP & Tricuspid Valve Prolapse. Rheumatic heart & lung. Previous Lymes Disease for 10 years.
Meds: Remicade infusions 300mg Q3weeks; Intra-articular knee injections; Arthrotec; 6MP; Mesalamine 4Grams; Prednisone; Entocort; Meclizine; Augmentin; Reglan; LidoDerm; Diazepam; Restaril; Dilaudid. 


curley
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   Posted 2/9/2007 10:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm on Humira and it has helped me,please let us know how it goes with the enbrel.
Curley
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erin.K
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   Posted 2/10/2007 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Bloo... :-) how's it going?  did ya get it yet???? hope your Enbrel package comes soon! :-)
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Active Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. Crohns Disease. A.Chiari Malformation & right brain venous anomoly. Partial Complex Seizures (under control!). MVP & Tricuspid Valve Prolapse. Rheumatic heart & lung. Previous Lymes Disease for 10 years.
Meds: Remicade infusions 300mg Q3weeks; Intra-articular knee injections when needed; Mercaptopurine 50mgQD plus 75mg weekly; Mesalamine 4GramsQD; Prednisone 20mgQD mantainance; Entocort 9mgQD; Meclizine; Augmentin; Reglan; LidoDerm Patches; Diazepam 5mg for AS back spasms; Restaril; Dilaudid 4mg tabs for pain. 


cbrossman
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   Posted 2/10/2007 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Enbrel, it does a body good ... Craig

babybloo
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   Posted 2/10/2007 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
No, not yet. They are still waiting on authorization from the insurance company. I guess I didn't know that they could still turn it down. I am suspecting this might be the case since there is no script yet. I called docs office Thursday and nothing... Living ok off of the pred for now...

Theresa
dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Duration: 10yrs. Dx'ed 2006.  Asthma, hypertension, hypothyroid
 
Meds: Methotrexate 20mg wkly, Prednisone 20mg decreasing,  Advair 250/50, Diovan HCT 160mg/25mg QD, Synthroid .1mg QD, Women's One a Day, tylenol PRN.
 
 


Harley Diva
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   Posted 2/11/2007 4:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Bloo...............Hope your meds come soon so you can start feeling better.
Harley Diva
 
....RA, HPT,  drugs: Sulfasalazine, MTX, prednisone, bp meds


elcamino
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   Posted 2/11/2007 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Theresa,

Enbrel is a drug that required insurance preauthorization with my last insurance company. If your rheumy did a good job justifying it to the insurance company, and hopefully you don't have reason to believe otherwise, it can take a couple of weeks to get the approval. It took me just shy of 3 weeks to hear back from my insurance co. They had no plans on turning it down--just need to cover all their bases, I guess (in their own time I might add).

Enbrel has been a great drug for me so far.

El
Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Early Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan


Ducky
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   Posted 2/13/2007 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Theresa.. any luck yet?
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Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs
Current Meds -  Enbrel/Prevacid/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots
Additional Supplements - Multi-Vitamin/Bromelian/Acidophilus/Green Tea
 

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