Posted by Cindy
on October 20, 2000 at 15:29:32:
In Reply to: Re: Remicaid posted by Chad on January 19, 2000 at 19:30:01:
I have heard of Remicaid, and am debating on trying it. I have had JRA since I was 5 years old
have taken most all RA drugs, the best one I have been on so far is Enbrel, thats all I take 1
shot every 3 days. Remicaid is suppose to be better than this and YES insurance companies
are paying for treatment. My doctor (Dr. Johns, in TN) said that it is an IN CLINIC
or IN HOSPITAL treatment and the insurance company can NOT reject your claim! I love what
Enbrel has done for me, in a matter of 8-9 months my sed rate was 69 + and now is down to
6 or 7. I am out of a wheel chair and can actually RUN now without pain and I am not on
all that medicaion (10-15 pills a day)!
I am very interested in trying the Remicaid tho' just to see if it is better! I don't like to give shots
to myself so this could be the new thing for people with Arthritus!
P.S. Don't ever give up on trying to get medicine or treatments passed thru your insurance
company, they will pay with persistance, just keep sending in appeals and letters! It helps if you
have a good Doctor fighting for you! Good treatment to all and I pray you all get good results!