Just a lovely day to get mail on tuesday this week telling me that my medicare part D that I have as of 2011 will no longer cover Entocort...it proceedes to list alt meds ...Azathioprine (been on it had wbc count issues doc is still thinking about
placing me on it in combo with entocort), cortizone cyclosporine, dexamethasone, hydrocortizone, mercaptopurine (same as azathioprine essentially), Medtronidizole (tears me up bad more D yeast infections etc), mesalamine (already on that too currently), methylprednisolone (pred pack I use for short bursts when i flare or have sever asthma attacks have some of the reactions of pred but short term ...6 days isnt so bad), Methotrexate (never tried that 1), Prednisolone, Pred (the version of hell that when I was on it docs said it was the worst reaction ever seen...now have cataracts, oste
openia and stretch marks literally everywhere), sulfasalazine (caused severe migraines), Apriso (never heard of it), Canasa(neverheard of this 1 either), Cimizia (heard about
it dont know too much though), Lialda (same as cimizia as far as info), Remicade (now allergic to and had my perforation while on this and imuran combined), and Thalomid (never heard of this)
So I called the insurance and they say my Gi can send a letter of medical necessity and fax it so I called there Wednesday and going to follow up with them on Monday. I dont get it refilled until Mid Jan but still in drug company insurance world that is like needing it yesterday. If they still deny it the option they gave me was find anew drug or new insurance....I too am also n Humira weekly and the Damikly services for disabled persons assisted me in finding this plan due to the hUmira cost and coverage as well as other meds I am on. M GI was surprised they covered this med with no fight I just hope I wont have to go without it...it isnt so bad at the begining since you are not on a steady dose but this is 1 you must taper...
They are also stopping coverage on one of my Migraine meds ( I get menstrual migraines still but much less often then when I was on Remicade and sulfasalazine (pentasa gives them to me too but a small dose of elavil helps that) Hpwever one of the meds that takes its place I have no problems switching to and know it works.
Sorry just had to vent as if this time of year isnt stressful and bad enough for me being 23 years ago today I went into the hospital with this DD