In July I was emphatically told that I have been injecting unnecessarily with Rebif for at least the last 3 years. I was diagnosed SPMS in 2009 and my new neurology department thinks I was probably secondary long before this.
Aug 2003 to July 2015 is a long time to be injecting, particularly when I have asked the question “Is this still ok to take or Is this still of benefit to me?” in the annual drug review with the neurologist.
Six years (2009 - 2015) at a cost of £6,000 per annum = £36,000. Imagine if this is happening in other places and the current NHS drug budget.
I am delighted not to be injecting and one month on, feel no different than before, although sick to my stomach at the thought of the cost to the NHS.
It makes you wonder how many compliant people there are in Britain who are aslo taking completely unnecessary drugs.