I agree with Serenity, if you don't like your GI, see someone else. It's good that you've gotten stabilized without prednisone, and that your blood work looks good. Is this GI the same person who will be doing your scope? I think I'd be a nervous having someone do my scope if they are pushy about
drugs. Ultimately, it is your decision, they can make suggestions but if you are doing well, you can say no. It does seem like jumping the gun to go on biologics if you've only had UC for a year, and your symptoms are managed with mezavant and salofalk. I guess the scope will tell the story. If it shows remission, then you won't have to worry about
the cost of the biologics, at least not for a while. I don't know about
the drugs in CA, but here in the US you can get on a program through the manufacturer to reduce the cost a ton. Sometimes down to $5. Also, these ridiculous priced infusions you may read about
here, are largely costly because of the facility expense. Here in the US, that expense is billed as medical, not RX. Then the cost of the drug, you can use the manufacturer program to reduce. You could also opt for something like 6mp/imuran if needed, those are much less expensive.
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