I've been having a severe Crohn's flare for the past month or so. It has affected my personality, my social life, my relationship, my time with my dog, and my graduate school work (which is also where I get paid). I've already lost a bunch of people around me, and my relationship is on the rocks. I don't want to lose my schooling/work/insurance. Also, I was told by my nurse that I need to get on Humira or Remicade ASAP or risk losing my colon. STRESS STRESS and exhaustion! I decided on Humira. My nurse took care of my insurance stuff and sent me the co-pay card stuff. I was super excited that the ball was rolling on this, and that I could be on the track to getting better soon. It was my one glimmer of hope. I thought I would at least see an end to my internal torture. I activated my card this morning and came home early from school to call the specialty pharmacy that my insurance company (Humana) suggested, Right Source Pharmacy. I was told that the pharmacy does not accept any rebates, discounts, or work with any assistance programs. I can't afford a HUGE co-pay, being a student. Good thing I called because the meds would have shown up along with a huge bill. This increased stress is really taking it's toll on me, especially since I'm on prednisone which makes me anxious/emotional anyway. I know it will work out somehow, but I deserve some good news for a change!!! I need my life to change soon because I can't hold on much longer.
26 years old. Diagnosed with Crohn's disease March 2008. Battled a C. diff infection from Summer 2009-Spring 2010. Have been dealing with a severe flare for the past several weeks.