I am one of the lucky ones that can send my Doctor messages through a website. I want to let him know I am interested in discussing Humira as my next option. I have not gotten into remission yet with my current meds although I am feeling better than I did a year ago. I still continue to have problems though…
Anyone have any ideas how I can convince him? I plan to make an appointment with him soon but I wanted to get the ball rolling with a message asking about Humira. He has mentioned it before as a next step for me and I feel since it has been over 1 year I think the next step is here.
He also mentioned Remicade but the cost may not be a n option for me. I guess it depends on how the insurance processes the claim. Right now, I pay 10% after a copay so Remicade could be out of the question. Unless the insurance lowers the billable amount and I pay 10% of a lesser charge. That has been happening with my medical bills so far.
Thanks for any advice you can give me.
PS: I plan to say something like this…
Dear Dr. XXX
I would like to explore the option of Humira as my next step in my treatment. You have brought this up as an option before for me and I am interested in it. I have some symptoms that are still lingering (list of them here) since my last medication change several months ago. I will schedule and appointment with you, I wanted to let you know what I was considering.
Thank you, Karen
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 on Prilosec 2x a day for reflux.
Post Edited (karendee) : 6/4/2008 10:07:57 AM (GMT-6)