So my GI doc wants me to increase my Humira injections from every other week to EVERY week. My insurance company doesn't want to pay for that. Evidently every other week is reasonable to them but not every week. They, as in the insurance company, want me to go on the Remicade which I thought was more expensive than the Humira. At any rate, I'm due for my next Humira injection on Tuesday. The pharmacy called yesterday to tell me that they won't be shipping me the Humira because if I can't do a weekly injection, then my GI doc wants to swith me over to Remicade. In the meantime, I'll be skipping my usual dose of Humira drug which will most likely cause a major flare up. I don't understand the logic. I would have thought that I would be better off doing my next schedule Humira injection while my doc and insurance company sort things out. Am I missing something here? My past experience has always been that anytime my doc has tweaked with my medications, I come out of remission and flare. We're still trying to get me back into remission from this happening last year. So, as you can see, I'm a bit nervous to have things interrupted and changed again.
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, 3xday, Hyomax, Welchol 625mg, Vancocin HCI 125mg (generic for Vancomycin), 4xday for C-Diff, Calcium, Acidophilus & Potassium
Previous Medications I've been on: Asocal, Pentasa, Cipro, Prednisone, Flagyl & Entocort