If the simponi is a superior drug compared to say humira, as some of these posts describe, I hope that the insurance companies will start approving biologics past remicade, humira, and embrel. that's all my insurance company will allow now, so i was fortunate that my rheumy and i decided to start with humira and fortunate that thus far it works well.
maybe in time they will relax their approvals. i know its all about money. and know peole can petition, but nice when people don't have to take that extra step.
Spondyloarthropathy, HLAB27 negative
Humira (still methylprednisone for flares, just not as often. Aleve if needed, rarely.)
LDN/zanaflex/flector patches over SI/ice
vits C, D. probiotics. hyaluronic acid. CoQ, Mg, Ca, K.
no dairy (casein sensitivity), limited eggs, limited yeast (bread)