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I’m Starting Orencia Injections. Any One With Positive Feedback Is Appreciated

I’m Starting Orencia Injections. Any One With Positive Feedback Is Appreciated

A myRAteam Member said:

I was on Enbrel for a year and a half along with Otrexup. All of a sudden the Enbrel stopped working and the Otrexup was caisson a dry cough so my doctor switched me to Orencia. I have been on prednisread more

posted 8 months ago

Orencia And Weight Gain?

Orencia And Weight Gain?

I have just started Orencia infusions. I had the first round of infusion every two weeks (for a total of 3) and the first monthly infusion. I realize that I have gained about 5 - 6 pounds over that period of time. I am eating exactly the same. Nothing has changed except for the Orencia. Has anyone else experienced this? It's crazy! I gained a little over a pound overnight after eating fairly lightly all the previous day.

A myRAteam Member said:

I have gained weight on Orencia although I exercise and watch what I eat. So frustrating!

posted 8 months ago

Bladder/Kidney Problem On Erelzi Or Enbrel

Bladder/Kidney Problem On Erelzi Or Enbrel

Anyone have bladder or kidney issues on Erelzi or Enbrel?

A myRAteam Member said:

Hello MargaretTait
I have been been on both Enbrel (a couple of years) and Orencia - 6 months. It is important to get your blood checked every 2-3 months - and as a part of that get the rheumy to… read more

posted 5 months ago

Orencia

Orencia

What types of cancers could occur when using SC Orencia. 100mg weekly?

A myRAteam Member said:

Read your long package insert. Look up Orencia:side effects online.

posted 10 months ago

Orencia

Orencia

Has anyone that has Orencia infusions deal with flushing and over the top sweating? just sitting in a chair in air conditioning and it completely overwhelms me.
It is definitely not “the changes” as sadly I had a complete hysterectomy at a young age.

A myRAteam Member said:

We all need to do what works for us- Some days lm not optimistic, kind of feeling sorry for myself- then l remember that I’m not alone- so many have chronic pain struggle with medication, are totally… read more

posted 4 months ago

My Insurance Will No Longer Pay For Orencia. I Cant Afford It What Can I Do Is There A Generic For It?

My Insurance Will No Longer Pay For Orencia. I Cant Afford It What Can I Do Is There A Generic For It?

Insurance told me they would not pay for Orencia gave me a list of meds and Im allergic to all of them. What can I do for an alternative.

A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member Don't know of any meds to help the RA, but CBD oil has helped me keep working. I use some that has NO THC in it so it is legal to use anywhere in the USA. You would not believe how… read more

posted about 3 years ago

Anyone Try And On Rinvoq And Methotrexate?

Anyone Try And On Rinvoq And Methotrexate?

After the Covid shot I took a downturn due to missing methotrexate. My doctor wants me to try and Add Rinvoq. I take 8 methotrexate 5mg prednisone, and minocycline.

I have an overlap disease of rheumatoid, myositis, and lupus. Hoping Rinvoq will help and I can lower Metho dose. Anything I should be aware of?

A myRAteam Member said:

No lowering my Methotrexate. I’m not sure Rinvoq is helping me at all. 😟😟

posted 14 days ago
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How Orencia Injections Affect You.

How Orencia Injections Affect You.

I have been taking Orencia injections for 7 cycles and I cannot believe how debilitating the side effects are. I feel so unwell after each injection that It takes 3 days before I can resume normal activities. I need to sleep for nearly 24hrs the first day, my head feels like a thick fog and I am unable to think straight, no appetite and difficulty in tolerating noises. This carries on for 3 days and only then do I feel like I’m back to normal. I am losing 3 days out of 7 and I’m considering… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

That doesn't sound good. You need to have been telling your rheumy about these issues since the beginning. I've been on it for a little over a year and have had no issues.
Call your rheumy!

posted over 3 years ago
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