Do you ever skip a dose of medicine because of the cost or not being able to get into the Rheumy before you can get the prescription refilled? Are there other reasons that medicines for RA are not taken at the regular dosing schedule? Do you ever delay them because of a certain event going on in your life? Have you ever gotten a prescription and then not had it filled because you changed your mind?
I started taking medicine and then just quit once or twice because it made
me so ill. I didn't tell my Rheumy right away. I waited for a next appointment
to tell him. They were just pills so I didn't think that it made a difference.
He set me straight. My one friend that I do know in person went without her
injection for 3 weeks because she couldn't afford the medicine. She had
to pay extra because it's a specialty medicine that her private insurance set
an allowance. She had to pay anything above.