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Dr Is Putting Me On Infusions. Abatacept. Brand Name Orencia. Scared. Any Advice? Help

Dr Is Putting Me On Infusions. Abatacept. Brand Name Orencia. Scared. Any Advice? Help

A myRAteam Member said:

I have been taking Orencia for months now. I get infusions once a month at my rheumatologists office. I have had absolutely no side effects. It has helped my pain tremendously. Don't be afraid. Embrace the fact that you will feel better in no time. Best of luck.

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I am currently taking Orencia by infusion. Can't tell yet if it's helping. I've had 2 loading infusions and 2 full infusions. Dr said it sometimes takes 6 months before you can tell if it helps. This is my 5th or 6th different biologics. The others didn't seem to help. Good luck.

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I had no side effects other than headache. They gave me something for my headache before they started infusion. Sadly, orencia didn't work for me. Hopefully it'll work for you, best of luck... dont be scared...itll all be ok... hugs

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Orencia is a great drug and I had very few adverse side affects. I was on it for a long time but eventually the biologics seem to stop working on me and I have to try another one. One suggestion, make sure you drink plenty of fluids and eat something before you go to the infusion appointment. You'll do a lot better that way.

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I liked these treatments. Iv was fast and then went to embrel injection

posted over 3 years ago
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