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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:

It's crazy but I had to stop my @Orencia for a few weeks, after being on it for a year, because I got Shingles. I was on Gabapentin for them and a lot… read more

edited, originally posted about 2 years ago

Xeljanz

Xeljanz

Anybody on Xeljanz? I've tried Humira (didn't work), Enbrel (raised my liver enzymes), and Orencia (gave me terrible headaches and fatigue). I'm hoping this one works and I can tolerate it.

A myRAteam Member said:

i do orecia iv every 4 weeks

posted over 1 year ago

Orencia

Orencia

I had to stop taking cortisone because it was causing me to develop pre-diabetes. Does Orencia raise your blood sugar? I've had my 4th infusion today and I feel it is starting to work. Its bad enough to have R.A., but who the heck needs R.A. PLUS diabetes! PLUSalot of food allergies, PLUS gluten intolerance!!!

A myRAteam Member said:

I finally gave up working with a rheumatologist and quit taking all medications! I went through agony, lost several more joints due to deformities and… read more

posted over 2 years ago

Does Orencia Make You’re Hair Fall Out?

Does Orencia Make You’re Hair Fall Out?

A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member... thanks for sharing! I may have to use hair topper or wig or hats... but I’m small and my head is small so it’s another challenge… read more

posted 2 months ago

Switching From Remicade To Orencia

Switching From Remicade To Orencia

I have found out the hard way that Remicade no longer works as well for me. I have been on it since 2008.
I will be changing to Orencia. What should I expect and what should I watch out for?
Thanks.

A myRAteam Member said:

Kidney dr just did lots of blood work, shows Anca positive for lupus as well as having RA rheumatoid dr switching me to Orencia infusion in two weeks.… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

Orencia

Orencia

Has anyone experienced increased weight gain when on Orencia?

A myRAteam Member said:

Yes. I've changed now. I'm hoping this one isn't as bad

posted almost 2 years ago

Orencia.

Orencia.

Hey everyone. So I failed Humira. The next step in Orencia Injections. What’s everyone experiences and opinions on this medication?
Thank you

A myRAteam Member said:

Has anyone been on Simponi with success?
Stay safe everyone.

posted 3 months ago

Orencia

Orencia

I have a question I currently have been on humira for the past few years. It worked amazing. Yet again my body built up a immunity to it and know my Dr. Has put me on infusions of orencia I'm on my 3rd dose. I'm really having a hard time with pain having to take several pain pills to get thru my day, every joint in my body is red and inflamed my feet and hands are extremely swollen. My question is has anyone had good results using orencia and how long does it take to start having some relief.

A myRAteam Member said:

I've been on Orencia since 2007 and it has worked miracles for me. These drugs usually take 2-3 months to really get a buildup in your system. Don't… read more

posted about 5 years ago

Orencia

Orencia

Anyone ever been in orencia and if so what should I expect from it? I take my first infusion tomorrow.

A myRAteam Member said:

I start Orencia next week. Humira was causing my liver enzymes to skyrocket. AST was 56 and ALT was 109. Neither should have been over 40. I have been… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

Orencia & Pregnancy

Orencia & Pregnancy

Anyone continued taking Orencia while pregnant? My doctor seems to think that it would be fine but I would love to hear another's experience. TIA!

A myRAteam Member said:

Mine always says things like, “there’s not enough studies” and “it’s your decision on what you want to do” which doesn’t make me comfortable enough to… read more

posted over 2 years ago