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 was on Otrexup for five weeks but my insurance company says that I have to try the alternatives (tablets or vials) before they will approve the Otrexup. I was diagnosed on May 12, so I am fairly new to the process. I have heard that the tablets are hard on the stomach and the rest of the body
does anyone know if the mtx injection works better than the pills
I'm new here and will work on my intro and such as I have time. Do any of you take hydrocodone for pain? I see my rheumatologist again tomorrow and I'm sure he'll begin me on some type of injections since my current meds aren't keeping me from flare ups. I've been on these for over 2 yrs now.
My doctor prescribed me otrexup and sent in my prescription to the local CVS. CVS sent it to speciality care... a week later CVS said my insurance won't cover it through them and sent it to my insurance directly... (Optum RX). I am still waiting to hear from them. I heard some people just get this from the pharmacy... any experiences?
Hi RA Team: I've been on Medicare and had a supplement - BC/BS for the past few years. I've been thru the regiment of the biologics - Humira, Enbrel, Rituxan, Remicade, Orencia, Xeljanz ..... now I'm on Simponi which is "covered" at a reduced rate at a Tier 5 level. However, come Jan. of 2017, it will no longer be a covered RX :( I've been on just about every other biologic available. Any suggestions on a Medicare supplement that actually covers high-deductible biologics? Or are all the Plans… read more
I’m anticipating that my rheum will prescribe methotrexate in the next month or so. I’ve heard lots of people have bad side effects to the pills and I already have IBS. My question is - has anyone ever started on injections without first trying pills? Or is it normal to have to try the pills first? I’m a nurse, not afraid of needles or giving myself an injection. Thanks!
I was just reading an article on http://www.rheumatoidarthritis.net about how people with RA will say "I have to take my 'chemo' today" rather than calling it 'methotrexate'. I have no problem with anyone calling MTX Chemo because it is infact a Chemo drug. When I was on MTX for Wegner's Granulomatosis years ago I called it chemo because the pills made me vomit and lose my hair but I only said it to my family and a close friend. I don't think that I would feel comfortable using it regularly… read more