I was wondering how Medicare and RA and Lupus drugs work. I start Medicare March 1st. I think they told me that I can apply for a drug plan or something else starting December 1st. They did check my medication for part D and said xeljanz is not covered. I believe it is a tier 5 drug. All the other medications RA medication made me very sick even humera and enbral. Can anyone tell me about how to do part D or Medigap or advantage and how do I get my medication paid. Just wondering if anyone… read more
I have been tested for lupus and this test has shown indeterminate twice. So its not negative but in between. All my other lupus tests are normal. Could my rheumatoid arthritis be causing these antibodies?
Hi. I've asked for a second opinion of my diagnosis which will happen in January. My current RA wants me to begin infusions in December. Should I hold off on this until I get my second opinion? If I do start the infusions, will this effect their findings? I'm not really sure how to proceed here. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
I have seen a rheumatologist twice now and he keeps sending me home with nothing. I have stiff fingers that hurt but only for a couple minutes when I get up. Once I begin moving them, they are fine. I also have minimal joint pain. If it isn't arthritis, what could it be? It has began keeping me up a lot at night, just trying to keep moving my fingers so they don't get stiff. I also pop everywhere and that is new. Every time I move around something pops.
I've been to a pain clinic before...I felt like 1 in a hundred cattle being herded thru there...was given narcs and sent on my way. I didn't like that at all. I don't like to take narcotics and resort to them only as last resort.
Have tried Physical Therapy, Tens units, every salve onthemarket, joint injections oh so many things
Any help appreciated
(I know everyone is different, just wondering)
The bottoms of my feet hurt terribly. I have blisters under the skin... What is this