Approved for Remicade assistance!! YEAH!!

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   Posted 10/31/2008 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I  forgot who it was that suggested to me that I contact PAP  for assistance to pay for Remicade for my son who has no insurance.  Well,  we contacted them and did all the paper work and just found out he was approved!!!!
Now he will be able to get it to see if it helps him.
Whoever you were, (I think it was Sue)  Thank you, so much for the information.  He could never have afforded it on his own.   All he has to pay for is the infusions that are not that costly at the Infusion center we located.   Lets just hope that it does the trick.  God bless you.

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   Posted 10/31/2008 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Yay! Excellent news. Here's hoping he will soon be in remission. :)
UC dx 2/08
Former treatment:
Asacol (2 pills 3xday)
Rowasa nightly x 6 weeks
Current treatment:
Lialda (4 pills 1xday)
Rowasa nightly
Specific Carb Diet

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   Posted 10/31/2008 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Yay! I'm so glad to hear this really works!! Gives me chills, what a relief.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete probiotic first, then Forte pills. 
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.

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   Posted 10/31/2008 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful news! Glad to hear and if he has any questions about what the infusions entail, just ask....I've been on the Remi train a long time now! Ha.

Remicade - will have my 25th infusion on November 26 
Vitamin B-12/Biotin, Probiotics
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