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Does Anyone Have Experience With Biologics? And/or Specifically With Orencia?

Does Anyone Have Experience With Biologics? And/or Specifically With Orencia?

My RA is not controlled enough, so my rheumatologist wants me on this drug. It is a onthly infusion. I have doubts, so would appreciate anyone's experience. Thanks, Arida

A myRAteam Member said:

I’ve had ups and downs. I’ve learned to work through because I have no other choice but to keep going. I think being around people who push me and know when enough is enough are my biggest assets. Stress makes me flare more than anything else. I did journaling to find out my triggers. I’ve had it for 18 years, so I’ve had so time to figure out things lol. It’s a rough disease, but not impossible. I think trying medications is the best option. I’ve seen a lot of reluctance due to side effects, but I say choose between mobility and vanity. Hair can grow back or wigs can due the trick. Nothing is perfect in this life but totally doable!

posted over 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I’ve been on several of the biologics. About 6. Some work well with other medications and some work best alone. The worst side effect I experienced was with humira. I liked orencia. Everyone has a different take and experience on each one as all of our RA is not alike or in the same stage. I say go for it! We are in a time of advanced medicine.

posted over 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I would definitely give it a try ! I’ve been on 7 different ones and it was Orencia that has helped the best ! But we do all react differently! Good luck and keep us informed! Hugs

posted over 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I'm on Medicare and Medicaid dual plan through UHC. It's funny how you have to try these medications in the order the insurance wants you too.

posted over 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

My Rheumatologist wanted to put me on remicade prior to orencia that I am currently on. I didn't qualify for their patient assistance program due to being Medicare. Are you on Medicare?

posted over 2 years ago
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