I’m a dreamer. Psoriasis treatments, however, dash my hopes more times I care to remember. After five weeks on the new biologic medication Tremfya (guselkumab) do I dare to dream that it just might clear my skin of nasty psoriasis lesions? What is my biggest fear taking a new biologic for the first time in years?
Five years ago I wrote about the challenges of waiting for a new treatment, Stelara, to work after taking it for three weeks. It never did, even after six months. I find myself at a similar juncture today--a few weeks into Tremfya treatment wondering the same.
Last week I finally conjured up the courage to call my insurance provider about the Otezla denial. Right away I knew why I procrastinated.
Today I found out that insurance denied my dermatologist’s prescription for Otezla (apremilast). With so many days passing before hearing I assumed the scrip ran into issues. I was right.