My doctor is over 100 miles away and can't get to her to get refills. I did the labs requested, but she wants to "see me" for the 5 minutes I spend there. I just can't travel all the time.
Gosh, thats a total bummer! As long as I do my labs, I dont have to see my Rhuemy but oncer per year, unless Im having problems. Mx (as I write Methotrexate) is the cheapest 1st round med for RA. I discovered this accidentally: Insurance companies will not okay other forms of treatment, until after Mx has been tried.
If your Rhuemy is insisting on you coming in, she is going to make you come in no matter which drug she puts you on. I know its a pain to change Docs, but is there one closer to you?
- Methotrexate Information for Consumers
- Methotrexate Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Methotrexate (detailed)
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