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Simponi

Simponi

Is anyone on or have tried Simponi & can tell me about any side effects?

A myRAteam Member said:

Simponi. .that was months ago now..I stopped it tho..I just want to stay on the mtx..can't deal with all these drugs..I feel great for now anyway

posted almost 4 years ago

Simponi

Simponi

Hi, just been prescribed simponi and had my first monthly shot Was on methotraxate for years and was working until last year. What have your experiences been like with simponi? How many monthly shots until you noticed a difference? Any bad side effects?

Thanks

A myRAteam Member said:

Thanks for responding. Yes, I seem to be tired all the time too. Not sure if it is meds or sometimes the depression.

posted about 1 year ago

Simponi

Simponi

how long does it take simponi to work,,,coming up on my second injections next week,,hope this one works

A myRAteam Member said:

i started with simponi in July . Had my second injection. My third in two weeks time. My doctor told me it takes normally three months to start working.… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Simponi

Simponi

My sister was doing well on Simponi, working full time & running several miles for fun. In May on a business trip to New York, she had a seizure, went to the ER and had a 6 1/2 hour brain surgery to remove a 'mass'. Thank God it turned out that it wasn't a tumor but rather 'inflammation' which her neurosurgeon said was caused by the Simponi! Needless to say, they took her off of Simponi and her RA came back full force! They recently started her on Actemra and I pray this will bring her relief so she… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I have been on Simponi about 6 month. My hands have gotten a lot worse and I, too, feel pressure on the
back of my head. I have a lot more aches than… read more

posted almost 3 years ago

Anyone use SIMPONI?

Anyone use SIMPONI?

Simponi - What results? Been on enbrel since created ~ 20 years with good results but in recent year not as good - more fatigue, increased joint damage, more fl... Dr suggested switching.

A myRAteam Member said:

Enbrel worked well for me for 5 years and then just stopped. Switched to Acterma and sed rate back down but in between lots of steroids did damage to… read more

posted about 3 years ago

Is the Shingles vaccine necessary before starting simponi

Is the Shingles vaccine necessary before starting simponi

I am supposed to be starting simponi. My dr wants me to have a shingles vaccine first. My ins said they would pay for it because of the meds id b on if my dr sent a pre Auth. My dr sent it 3 weeks ago, still waiting for it to be approved. If i have the vaccine can't start simponi for 4 weeks after. Or, I can skip the vaccine and start simponi Monday. I don't know what to do. I want to start the meds asap, I want some relief. But I don't want shingles. Is… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I had the shingles virus,, I would take a vaccine anyday. Because you are on a biologic you are a target for virus.

posted over 3 years ago

Remicade or Simponi

Remicade or Simponi

I’m currently taking Humeria alongside my methotrexate and still flaring, my rheumatologist wants to change my medication and has given me the choice of Remicade or Simponi, which is better, what are your experiences of each?

A myRAteam Member said:

I took Remicade for 5 months and started having Migrances. Rheumy took me off and I am starting another infusion next week.

posted about 2 years ago

Any one here on the infusion Simponi Ariea. Spelling?

Any one here on the infusion Simponi Ariea. Spelling?

A myRAteam Member said:

Not is losing weight but I am pretty much pain free. I walk about 10,000 to 12000 a day five days a week. Now I am looking for a job

posted over 2 years ago