yes, we are in a financial strain and I have had much less testing than others have so I am lucky. This disease is expensive. I went from one RX a month to a handful and the co-pays are pricey. CD meds seem to be expensive :)
I guess we just keep paying on it but I can see the strain on our money.
I would try to get patient assistance. Also some pharmacies offer rx discount cards. Walgreen's just started one but I don't know the details.
Don't forget to discuss this with your doctor he or she may be able to give you free samples or maybe a different test that costs less but is just as effective.
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma
Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...
Thanks everyone for your replies!
Tomorrow when I go see my GI, I am going to take the paperwork in I received from the Prometheus Laboratories and ask her if she can have her office write a letter to my insurance regarding why I needed the bloodtest--thanks Mary S!
I had a Prometheus test done and was presented with the same situation. My Gastro doc was very helpful. He stepped up to the plate and lobbied the insurance company for me. Keep at it. Good luck.