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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 definitely gained about 7 lbs since i started Orencia. It makes me feel like shit. I have always been fairly thin. Now i feel like a fatty with my big belly

posted 16 days ago

Has Anyone Done Both The Orencia By Syringe, And As An Infusion? If So, Which Method Worked Better For You?

Has Anyone Done Both The Orencia By Syringe, And As An Infusion? If So, Which Method Worked Better For You?

A myRAteam Member said:

I tried injection and infusion. Infusion works better for me but it gets me really tiered so I go to sleep once I get home. I don't plan on anything that day cause of that reason. At times it… read more

posted about 2 months ago

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 about 1 year 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 11 months ago

On Orencia, Do You Notice Worse Pain For A Day Or So After Injection?

On Orencia, Do You Notice Worse Pain For A Day Or So After Injection?

I am on week 4 injection of orencia tomorrow. I've noticed that the day after an injection, I'm really hurting. I'm on a low dose of prednisone until orencia starts working for me. I hope it will work.
Any experience you've had , if you'd share, that would be great!

A myRAteam Member said:

I too have more pain and tiredness for 2 to 3 days after my Orencia infusion. After that i have absolutely no side effects

posted almost 2 years ago

Anyone Taking Orencia Or Rituximab?

Anyone Taking Orencia Or Rituximab?

Hi, I’m currently taking Xeljanz however it’s not working well for me. I’m meeting up with my Rheum soon and she sent me info on both of these drugs. She wants to switch me to one of them…. Looking for peoples input into how they found taking them. I’ve previously taken Methotrexate, plaquenil, leflunomide, humira, Actemra, Rinvoq and now xeljanz. I’ve had to stop them because of side effects or they became ineffective. I’m leaning towards Orencia because I could do the injections at home. I’m… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I’m presently taking Orencia. I had to stop it before and after the vaccine and booster. I had a flare up . I believe for being off the Orencia a month before and after the vaccine. Also I’ve had a… read more

posted about 1 month ago
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Anyone Taking Orencia?

Anyone Taking Orencia?

I have been taking Hyrimoz (Humira) since May of 2021 and I am having a lot of pain and fatigue lately. My doctor is considering putting me on Orencia and I am wondering how many of you have taken it and how it worked or did not work for you. Side effects?

A myRAteam Member said:

I’ve never been on any of those, so I have no idea how I’d react to them,

posted 2 months ago

Otrexup Auto Injector

Otrexup Auto Injector

What have your experiences with the otrexup injections been like? I have a prescription for a 20mg otrexup injector (methotrate) and am pretty scared to start taking it. Does anyone have any wisdom or tips to get me started on my much needed medication?

A myRAteam Member said:

Orencia didn’t work for me. It made my fatigue worse and I actually stayed in bed more after starting it. I was out on Rinvoq after and it’s been a miracle drug for me . Helps so
Much

posted about 2 months ago

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:

Yes I'm on Orencia infusions make sure there's nothing you need to do that day. You might feel a little week and tiered right after. Make sure you have a ride to and from the clinic. If you can drive… read more

posted 3 months ago

Does Medicare Cover IV Orencia Infusions?

Does Medicare Cover IV Orencia Infusions?

I am new to Medicare. My weekly home Orencia injections are not covered in my plan D. Does Medicare cover monthly infusion at an infusion center? I also have a medical supplement plan.

A myRAteam Member said:

Traditional Medicare at my Rheumatology office also. Other plans won’t cover it.

posted 4 months ago
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