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rovin1959
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 159
   Posted 6/21/2009 6:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Healing from sx right now. I am going to pay out of pocket 5,000 for rx. any ideas from anyone?
Mary Lynn


Nanners
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 6/21/2009 6:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you contacted the maker of Humira to see if they have any kind of patient assistance program? I know many meds do have this as an option.

Good luck,
Gail *Nanners*
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

Wolfie40
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 947
   Posted 6/22/2009 4:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Like nanners said I think they have an assistance program. I have a CT scan today to see if there is any disease and if so I too will be going on Humira.
I'll do some digging and see.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Precription Folic Acid, Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics,  Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.


Wolfie40
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Total Posts : 947
   Posted 6/22/2009 4:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I found this: http://www.humira.com/Global/FinancialHelp/Default.aspx
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Precription Folic Acid, Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics,  Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.


barnette
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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 79
   Posted 6/22/2009 2:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Humira does have an assistnace progran, Make sure you check with them!!

Crohn'snme
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 734
   Posted 6/28/2009 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I am signed up. Go to the website and signup for the card. Then when it arrives you call in and they take particulars about your situation. I know the coverage is different depending on whether you have insurance or not and there is a cap. But check into it.

ISF13+
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 202
   Posted 6/29/2009 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I know they have an assistant program because I'm on it. It was costing me $50 with my insurance and then they notified me of a new program where now it only costs me $5 a month. It's great. Check out their website and give them a call.
Crohn's Disease. 
Diagnosed 13+ years ago. 
Been in remission for short periods of time but each time I come out of remission my disease seems to have spread.  No longer isolated in my ileum, now from stomach down to rectum.
Current Medications for the Crohns:  Humera 40mg injections every other week, Imuran 150mg, Levsin, Welchol 625mg, Prednisone 10mg(started weaning off, now going back up in dosing).Canesa suppositories, Calcium, Acidophilus & Potassium
Previous Medications I've been on:  Asocal, Pentasa, Flagyl, Cipro & Entocort
Misc:  I recently joined a local crohns disease support group that meets monthly.  It has been great talking to and meeting other people who share the same disease.  I hope to continue gaining insight through this forum as well.


ga-bulldog-gal
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 6/29/2009 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been unemployed for nearly a year due to my CD and associated complications, and I am on Humira for CD management. 
I was able to get on the Humira Patient Assistance Program due to my unemployment and lack of income.  I have had to move home with my parents, who financially support me.  That is why I was approved, because I have no income.  I'm not sure about your financial situation or your insurance situation, but this program has been an answer to my prayers for the last year!
 
I have been on the Humira patient assistance program, which has been providing my Humira FREE OF CHARGE for almost a year now.  The way it works is once you are approved for the program, you are approved for a period of one (1) year.  They assign a case manager to you and provide you with an ID # and the phone number that you call to schedule the delivery of the Humira.  They deliver a 3-month supply at a time. 
 
I was able to apply and get this assistance with the help of my doctor's office, so you may want to go to them first to ask them for their help, because they will need to provide the prescription for the Humira regardless.
 
However, the Humira Patient Assistance Program phone number is (800) 222-6885.
 
Good luck, I hope this helps!!
 
Sincerely,
Ashley
 
 

Ashley
32 Year Old Female
I have had Crohn's Disease for over 15 years, have had 6 surgeries.  Also have anemia, and severe osteoporosis (due to steroid use over the years).
Currently on Humira for CD management.
 


pdmhol
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 40
   Posted 7/1/2009 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Please make sure you go to Humira's web site. Sign up for their assistance program. It's easy and it works.
Crohns dx in 2002. ilieum and colon resection 2002. Ilieum resection 2007.
Started Humira dec, 08


Crystalxxx2007
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 7/1/2009 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
My doctor suggested Humira for me but IDK if it is worth it, he also mentioned the posibility of lymphoma down the road, and after researching and finding out that it is a kind of cancer that scared the crap out of me! Or is that all just old news and all just hype? Do you guys think you have to be on the verge of another surgery to start this type of treatment, or what would be your deciding factor? I have about 1 flare up a month, and have a stricture forming. I am controlling it moderately so far with prednisone, but don't know how long that will last. I almost think that a surgery would be safer than Humira though. Any advice? Also feel free to email me CBarnette22@aol.com privately. Thx

Last and only Surgery was 2002, when I was diagnosed.

Crystal
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