Anisha
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Attention Xeljanz Users!! New Alopecia classification leading to denial of coverage

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam Jun 29. 59 Replies

Bad news for those of us using Xeljanz with health insurance. In August of this year, health insurance companies - Blue Cross Blue Shield Care First, specifically - reclassified Alopecia as a…Continue

Intact root securer

Started Dec 30, 2019 0 Replies

I wanted to recommend Intact root securer by Follea. (Follea is the company that makes my prosthesis). It really does work to help preserve what little hair you may have.Continue

Xeljanz coverage denied

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nor75 Jan 2. 5 Replies

Are there any Xeljanz users whose insurance has suddenly denied coverage of their meds? Some insurance providers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Care First has changed their rules so they no longer…Continue

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Anisha replied to NicoleT's discussion Xeljanz from India
"Hit and miss. Sometimes they acknowledge it, sometimes they dont."
Thursday
Anisha replied to NicoleT's discussion Xeljanz from India
"July 1st"
Thursday
Anisha replied to NicoleT's discussion Xeljanz from India
"I think it might be a different site. Try http://www.beaconmedicare.com.bd/. I don't see the notice. I just spoke with Mouree yesterday and he didn't mention it."
Wednesday
Sam replied to Anisha's discussion Attention Xeljanz Users!! New Alopecia classification leading to denial of coverage
"Hi Susan,  I don't frequent this site too much, but I was interested in your above post.  How well did the Cream work?  And how did it work?  Xaljanz did not work for us at all.  Very frustrating!   Just…"
Jun 29
Anisha replied to NicoleT's discussion Xeljanz from India
"Yes. For best results, 20 mg per day is the recommended dosage. It took me a couple months for noticeable results."
Jun 28
Anisha replied to NicoleT's discussion Xeljanz from India
"What is the name of the pharmacy you use?"
Jun 25
Anisha replied to NicoleT's discussion Xeljanz from India
"Ive been on it for 4 years and it hasn't stopped working yet."
Jun 23
Anisha replied to NicoleT's discussion Xeljanz from India
"Has anyone heard from Beacon lately? They haven't responded to me in weeks."
Jun 17
Anisha replied to NicoleT's discussion Xeljanz from India
"I was initially on Xeljanz prescribed by my dermatologist, and my GP was aware. When I switched to Tofanacix because my insurance no longer covered Xeljanz, I never told my GP. He assumes I'm still taking Xeljanz prescribed by my dermatologist.…"
Jun 15
Anisha replied to NicoleT's discussion Xeljanz from India
"When you're on Tofacitinib, it is recommended you get labs done at least every 6 months. I ask my GP to run a full blood panel, including checking liver and kidney functions (Tofanicitib can cause fatty deposits on the liver and elevate your…"
Jun 15
Anisha replied to NicoleT's discussion Xeljanz from India
"They were really responsive up until about a week ago. Since then its been crickets"
Jun 10
Anisha replied to NicoleT's discussion Xeljanz from India
"Beacon pharmacy just advised that EMS is shut down temporarily (i assume to due to the pandemic). I asked if they could ship DHL."
May 29
Anisha replied to NicoleT's discussion Xeljanz from India
"Im interested"
May 27
Anisha replied to NicoleT's discussion Xeljanz from India
"I'm interested!"
May 26
Anisha replied to NicoleT's discussion Xeljanz from India
"Nicole, have you ever been on Xeljanz, or have you been taking the generic the entire time? I'm wondering if the generic tofacinix from India isn't as effective as Xeljanz, and maybe that's responsible for the shedding"
May 26
Anisha replied to NicoleT's discussion Xeljanz from India
"I too, had AA has a child. It suddenly stopped as quick as it came on. Fast forward 25 years later, it was oddly triggered again by pregnancy... and never stopped. Developed in AU. The tofacitnib has been a life saver. I have nearly a entire head of…"
May 26

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About Me:
I've had alopecia for 4 years.
Do you have alopecia?
Alopecia totalis
Are you age 18 or older?
Yes - I am 18 or older

Anisha's Blog

Xeljanz for alopecia

Posted on May 12, 2015 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

Some doctors are now prescribing Xeljanz (Tofacitinib) for Alopecia, with great results. Problem is it's cost. It can run upwards of $2k per month or $24k per year, and most insurance plans won't cover it because its not yet a recognized treatment for Alopecia. But the more people who try it and get results, the more likely the medical community will recognize it as a legitimate treatment and insurance companies may start covering the cost. I urge everyone to discuss with their…

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At 2:37pm on August 26, 2015, Michael Leigh said…
Hi Anisha. I am sorry you are not getting the response you expected from Follea. K the last time I knew, Mr. Cristopher Shippam was in charge. Best regards, Michael.
At 5:39pm on January 23, 2014, Vicki said…
Thanks for the info Anisha. How long would you say they last, a year or two or longer?
At 6:35pm on January 22, 2014, Vicki said…
Hi Anisha,
Do you mind me asking approximately how much the silicone hair prosthesis is?
At 9:41pm on November 6, 2012, MariaR. said…
Thank you so much for the information. I really appreciate it.
At 7:26pm on July 30, 2011, LeslieAnn Butler said…
Hello and welcome, Anisha!
How are you today?
Leslie Ann
 
 
 

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