I was taking methotrexate pills for 2 months which made me sick for days at a time. Dr. switched me to Rasuvo. BCBSOK denied it without trying an injectable first. The thought of injecting myself with a needle causes me anxiety. I picked it up, got it home and could not do it. As of today I've gone 2.5 weeks without it, and the pain is ridiculous. Anybody else had this issue with BCBS and were you ever able to get it approved, and how?
I do the methotrexate injections as well
Withdrawing into the syringe is easy
Again take a big breath and hold the syringe at a slight angle and pretend it’s a dart 🎯
You might hesitate a couple of times but you can do it
Once in inject the med,I do it quickly
No pain no burning
Its better tolerated than oral
You can do this, a friend or relative can do it for you
Or the clinic nurse can do it for you
Ive taught lots of patients and their families
I’m a nurse and given patients needles but was scared to give them myself
I now give myself 6 injections a month
The auto injection is quite easy...usually painless and you don’t see the needle
Just set up in a quiet place.believe it I do it in the bathroom sitting on the toilet
Map the outer side of your leg and clean with alcohol swab
Do all your checks with the pen and press firmly against your skin
Place thumb or finger against trigger,close your eyes if you want and push until you hear the click a few seconds later
Its all done in seconds and you can give yourself a big pat on the back
Youve overcome a fear and started your meds toward pain relief
Then be proud of yourself... you can do it👏🍭
That's awesome! My rheumotologist put me on Simponi and did most of the paperwork for me. I think that some biologics have a program based on compassionate grounds.
Ask your rheumatologist about this.