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.
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.
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.
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?
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