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?
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
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
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?