I can absolutely relate! First, how much will your insurance cover for prescriptions?? Second, try calling the company that makes Entocort. Most drug companies offer financial assistance if you can demonstrate need. Also, look into having a doc at a public hospital prescribe it for you. I'm on Prograf (Tacrolimus) which was costing me around $800/mo at my university pharmacy in California. Now I get it prescribed from a doc I see once/year in Ohio who works for the public hospital there and it's under $400/mo. Still expensive, but WAY better.
23 yrs old
Diagnosed with UC: March 2004 with probable IBS component
Asacol 4pills 3x/day
(Prograf is my miracle drug! It doesn't seem to be well known, but it's fantastic!)
Prednisone (works, but such awful side effects!), 6-MP (gave me acute pancreatitis), Entocort, Cipro (antibiotic), Bentyl, Canasa suppositories, a couple different enemas