@NiceCupOfTea, just out of curiosity, how much advertising do you see for biologic drugs? I'm guessing not a lot or none? Jeez, here in the states we are hit over the head with TV commercials and magazine ads for Humira, Entyvio, Stelara, Otezla, Xeljaaz, cosentyx....it's pretty ridiculous. By the way they advertise, every other person has some bowel or auto immune disease. Maybe these drugs could be cheaper if big pharma didn't spend billions afvertising them but the bottom line is their bottom line, profits. And just a noted difference, the USA has the highest cost for healthcare, not surprising.
And ha, as I type this, a friggen commercial for Humira is on my TV. @Notsosicklygirl, it must be nice to watch those commercials without a thought. I'm scared of surgery but I'm coming to the way of thinking, if things get bad, how much time should I waste going from drug to drug, keeping myself in remission? I'm not getting any younger, so this is a concern for me.
Oh ffs, edited to ad that another commercial for a drug called Movantix was just on. It's a drug for constipation you get from being on opiates. 😱
Dx'd with UC 2/15, also have: psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, Graves and Thyroid Eye Disease
Current meds: Humira + Balsalazide, levothyroxine, Zyrtec + Flonase for allergies
Supplements: iron, Biotin, tumeric, probioticsWhat does not kill us makes us stranger
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