I was diagnosed with RA back in December of 2012. Tried to manage on my own for over 9 months.
I have been on Celebrex and Methatrexate since September...with very poor results. I still have severe pain! I have at least 1 flare-up a week. Hips, knees, shoulders, elbows, wrists etc...
I have read that biologics are very successful and I wanted to ask my rheumatologists about moving to this treatment...however I read that they are VERY expensive. Depending on the biologic used it can run $1,000 to $3,000 per month after insurance! OMG - I can't afford that! That is sad to say that I would choose not treat my disease due to money.
Can anyone provide any advise on the biologic that they used and the results that they got? Is there any help out there to help with the financial burden?