I have RA since 1994 and have my ups and downs. I started Enbrel on August 2008, changed to Humira on April 2010 and December 2011 changed to Symponi (once a month). Today I took my 2nd shot. I have noticed some redness appear on my fingers near the first joints. I think that I may have allergic reaction. I was told that our body will develop allergic reaction eventually, then I have to switch to different drug. Is there any chance of dropping this method and going back to pills?
I have been feeling very well, like a normal person. The injection works. My biggest concern is the cost. I am approaching 65 in 2-3 yrs. I belong to Kaiser Permanente in CA and right now is covered by my husband's policy. Symponi is very expansive, without the coverage is about $2100 for 1 injection. I have been contacting Kaiser and try to get an estimate for the cost if I am 65 now. I don't think the answer I got is correct... I was told that if I am 65 now, I am covered.
With this kind of expanses, what a person can do?