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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 6 months ago

Rasuvo/ Otrexup Auto Inject

Rasuvo/ Otrexup Auto Inject

I was taking methotrexate pills for 2 months which made me sick for days at a time. Dr. switched me to Rasuvo. BCBSOK denied it without trying an injectable first. The thought of injecting myself with a needle causes me anxiety. I picked it up, got it home and could not do it. As of today I've gone 2.5 weeks without it, and the pain is ridiculous. Anybody else had this issue with BCBS and were you ever able to get it approved, and how?

A myRAteam Member said:

Got BCBS to cover the Otrexup injectable. Very easy and virtually painless to use. It's been working great until a flare up started yesterday. Not sure what triggered it, but today is hell.

posted almost 2 years ago

I Will Be Starting On Methotrexate Tablets Tomorrow. Are They As Bad As I Have Heard? I Am A Little Nervous.

I Will Be Starting On Methotrexate Tablets Tomorrow. Are They As Bad As I Have Heard? I Am A Little Nervous.

I was on Otrexup for five weeks but my insurance company says that I have to try the alternatives (tablets or vials) before they will approve the Otrexup. I was diagnosed on May 12, so I am fairly new to the process. I have heard that the tablets are hard on the stomach and the rest of the body

A myRAteam Member said:

P.s. I wouldn't believe the horror stories, it's a useful drug for us.

posted over 3 years ago

Methotrexate Pills Or Shot Question

Methotrexate Pills Or Shot Question

Has anyone stopped using Methotrexate pills and gone to the Rasuvo (methotrexate) injection shots? If so have you notice any difference?

A myRAteam Member said:

The injections were a big improvement over the pills. Easier too.

posted over 3 years ago

Methotrexate

Methotrexate

does anyone know if the mtx injection works better than the pills

A myRAteam Member said:

I switched to the injection a few months ago because the MTS pills are covered with lactose and I'm lactose intolerant. But I draw up the medicine in a syringe and put it in juice to drink instead of… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Pain Meds

Pain Meds

I'm new here and will work on my intro and such as I have time. Do any of you take hydrocodone for pain? I see my rheumatologist again tomorrow and I'm sure he'll begin me on some type of injections since my current meds aren't keeping me from flare ups. I've been on these for over 2 yrs now.

A myRAteam Member said:

Yes I take hydrocodone when the pain is really bad. Sometimes I take a half of a pill and it is just enough to take the edge off. The past few days have been pretty bad as far as joint pain and… read more

posted about 4 years ago

Where Do You Get Your Methotrexate Injection Prescription Filled?

Where Do You Get Your Methotrexate Injection Prescription Filled?

My doctor prescribed me otrexup and sent in my prescription to the local CVS. CVS sent it to speciality care... a week later CVS said my insurance won't cover it through them and sent it to my insurance directly... (Optum RX). I am still waiting to hear from them. I heard some people just get this from the pharmacy... any experiences?

A myRAteam Member said:

You can get some biologics from a regular pharmacy if your insurance lets you but THEY have to special order it. I was on Enbrel with a different insurance from what I have now and I got the Enbrelread more

posted over 5 years ago

How Many Of You Are Losing Your Biologic Coverage In 2017? What Are You Doing About It?

How Many Of You Are Losing Your Biologic Coverage In 2017? What Are You Doing About It?

Hi RA Team: I've been on Medicare and had a supplement - BC/BS for the past few years. I've been thru the regiment of the biologics - Humira, Enbrel, Rituxan, Remicade, Orencia, Xeljanz ..... now I'm on Simponi which is "covered" at a reduced rate at a Tier 5 level. However, come Jan. of 2017, it will no longer be a covered RX :( I've been on just about every other biologic available. Any suggestions on a Medicare supplement that actually covers high-deductible biologics? Or are all the Plans… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I'm 56, on Medicare because of disability and get Orencia infusion once a month. I also pay for a.supplemental insurance (United Healthcare plan F ) which is an additional $322/month and also have… read more

posted over 4 years ago

Methotrexate Oral Vs Injection

Methotrexate Oral Vs Injection

I’m anticipating that my rheum will prescribe methotrexate in the next month or so. I’ve heard lots of people have bad side effects to the pills and I already have IBS. My question is - has anyone ever started on injections without first trying pills? Or is it normal to have to try the pills first? I’m a nurse, not afraid of needles or giving myself an injection. Thanks!

A myRAteam Member said:

I was advised NOT to take all the pills at once but to take a few with a meal intermittently within 24 hours. So let's say 2 for breakfast, 2 for lunch, 2 for dinner (or whatever your dosage is)… read more

posted about 1 year ago

Chemo Vs Methotrexate?

Chemo Vs Methotrexate?

I was just reading an article on http://www.rheumatoidarthritis.net about how people with RA will say "I have to take my 'chemo' today" rather than calling it 'methotrexate'. I have no problem with anyone calling MTX Chemo because it is infact a Chemo drug. When I was on MTX for Wegner's Granulomatosis years ago I called it chemo because the pills made me vomit and lose my hair but I only said it to my family and a close friend. I don't think that I would feel comfortable using it regularly… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Well @A myRAteam Member I get where your coming from, it's very overwhelming. But as long as you know lots of people, me being one, are here when ever you need a chat 😊.

posted about 5 years ago
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