Humira too expensive

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   Posted 4/3/2008 5:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Since my insurance coverage has changed at the beginning of this year, Humira is now for too expensive for me to afford. A one month supply costs me nearly 600 dollars. I live paycheck to paycheck as it is.. I don't have 600 dollars just laying around every month. Is anyone aware of financial assistance for those of us in situations like mine?
If I'm unable to get assistance, I'm just going to have to stop taking this medication
25 years old
Diagnosed 9/06 with Pancolitis. The diagnosis was changed 9/20/07 to Crohn's disease.
Located in my large intestines, stomach, and mouth.
Asacol 3 3x's a day reinstated 9/20/07
Methylpred 40 mg a day.

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   Posted 4/3/2008 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
you may want to try signing up on HUMIRA site, there is a link for assistance or you can also try it is the partnershio for prescription assistance
Symptoms Of Crohn's June of '06 (21 years old 285lbs). Colonoscopy in Jan '07 no sign of Crohn's.
Surgery for a Fistula in April '07, diagnosed suggestive Crohn's in May '07. August '07 small bowel follow
through, diagnosed with Crohn's (23 years old 180lbs). On prednisone and will be starting Tysabri Soon.

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   Posted 4/3/2008 7:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I just started Humira two weeks ago and they sent me a package for financial assistance for it. check with the My Humira folks...
Diagnosed with Crohns/Colitis in 2004. Currently taking Azulfidine 500 mg/3 x 3 day, Synthroid. Have had joint complications such as pyroderma gangrenosum in ankles as complication of IBD.

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   Posted 4/3/2008 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   
HI,I can relate to what you are going through.When I got divoced my insurance went as well and I know longer could afford to take the Humira.I talked to my Rheumy and told her what was going on and she told me that she would give me my Humira free of charge the reason 1because she felt that if taken off of it I would suffer and my RA would get worse and 2 there were a lot of people that have taken a first shot and have reaction to it so there for they have two options either throw it away or give it to people that could not other wise take it.So you may want to talk to your GI about this and you may find that they can help you in this way.Good luck and let us know.

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   Posted 4/6/2008 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I was also very down to learn how expensive Humira is- however, I applied and got approved for a year's worth free through their Patient Assistance Program. Here is the application if that doesn't work just Google "humira patient assistance program application." Just follow the instructions and call them EVERYDAY to bug them about the status and it doesn't take too long. If you have any more q's let me know. Good luck!!
Laurenne, 23 Student @ University of California, Davis.
Dx'd w/ IBS and CD in 2002
Just started taking Humira and feeling crazy good.

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   Posted 4/6/2008 8:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, I went to the website for information and there was a tiny link for assistance. Dont' hesistate to apply for it, that's what it's for. Especially if it's worked for you, I hate to think you are suffering because you can't afford it! Also, there should be a patient advocate person at your clinic, assumming it's large, call and ask for them and see what help they can give you. Good luck and best of health to you. Janice

Glad Bag
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   Posted 4/7/2008 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   
see my other reply to a post about this today......i have been getting Humira free from Abbott labs for my 2nd year now....
"I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together!" - The Beatles

doesn't that just sound cool when you sing it?

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   Posted 4/7/2008 2:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Thats cheap compared to Remicade it cost me 7000 every 6 weeks but i feel your pain on no drug plan. Because mine running out soon and i have to try out Ontario's government one. Hope thing turn out for you.
Crohns for 11 years
1 surgery so far
2 times in hospital for blockages
B12 Injections

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   Posted 4/7/2008 2:39 PM (GMT -7)   
whoa thats crazy. i only had to pay $20 per each month!
22 yrs old, female
Crohn's Disease (diagnosed 2006)
Humira- stopped due to allergic reaction on Dec 1, 2007
Not currently on any medication

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