i agree with you kat. i've read too much, seen too much of people being denied procedures, drugs, surgeries and then suffering or even worse dying due to those denials. and usually those things are denied due to cost. it may just be my opinion, but when it comes to people's lives and quality of life, i don't think cost should be the deciding factor, as it often is. and i think reading the books or watching the documentaries mentioned here would be a good place to start as a reminder that this isn't just an intellectual argument about money but a discussion about people's lives.
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sue

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.
chiro
walk, bike
no dairy (casein sensitivity), limited eggs, limited yeast (bread)