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Do Biologics Make You Gain Weight?

Do Biologics Make You Gain Weight?

im suppose to switch to a biologic next month and i have heard mixed responses about weight gain from biologics

A myRAteam Member said:

I’ve been on a biologic for almost 7 months and i haven’t noticed any weight gain. They have helped symptoms significantly though

posted over 2 years ago

Biologic Infusion

Biologic Infusion

Has anyone have experience with infusions. My Rhuematologist wants me to go on Simponi Aria. I know biologics could have many side affects?? I have gotten approved for the infusion and a little nervous?? I haven't started Hopefully someone has experience with this med???

A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member, Hi! I am Zettie and just looked up Simponi Aria Infusions on here and your remark came up! So now that it has been a while now, I am… read more

posted almost 4 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… 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 )… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Biologics That Do Not Have A Sode Effect Of Weight Gain?

Biologics That Do Not Have A Sode Effect Of Weight Gain?

I am finally moving on to biologics after almost 2 years with all other drugs including methotrexate. I have gained aporox 30 lbs since starting the medications. I have been told the biologics will also cause weight gain. Other then a healthy diet how do I limit this weight gain? I am as active as I possibly can working full time. I have a very active physical job. Is there one biologic better then another? All this weight terrifies me, it makes the fatigue… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I actually lost weight both before and after going on my meds, starting with MTX and folic acid. I attribute that to being in so much pain and so… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

Biologics

Biologics

What is the best biologic to take? The shot at home kind (not iv infusion) What would you not recommend as well? I was told today by a second opinion that I was going to need one.

A myRAteam Member said:

from what i read , there is no best one, everyone responds differently,

posted over 3 years ago

Neurological Issues And Biologics??

Neurological Issues And Biologics??

Has anyone experienced neurological issues since being on a biologic? A recent brain MRI shows a "spot"
on my thalamus. Physiatrist thinks Remicade caused it. I'm afraid to have my next infusion. I have an appointment with my rheumatologist next week but was wondering if anyone has any insight for me to take to my appointment.

Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!

A myRAteam Member said:

I have nerve damage to my feet that was diagnosed by nerve tests done by a neurologist dr. He said it was probably caused by or more of the biologic… read more

posted about 5 years ago

How Is It To Go From Dmard To A Biologic?

How Is It To Go From Dmard To A Biologic?

ive been on methotrexate and it didnt work. after that i started arava it worked until i got off of it to have a baby now it doesnt

A myRAteam Member said:

Another long post lol
Like you, I was on Arava which worked fine until I got off because the rheumy I had said it was ok being that I was in remission.… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

Adding Biologic Question

Adding Biologic Question

Hi all, first post here. Disclaimer , this is currently being discussed with my doctor I'm just feeling lost and wanted some more input.

Symptom wise I'd say my RA Is almost completely controlled . I don't flare , my aches are rare and are usually weather related or overexertion.

I've been on sulfasalazine for a year. My x-rays show some joint space narrowing for progression. All in all, quite mild progression but not no progression. I have one joint that is almost completely immobile… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

That's not stupid at all! That's the thing I'm afraid of too :(

posted almost 2 years ago

Which, If Any, Biologics Do You Presently Take? Please List Pros/cons -THANK YOU!

Which, If Any, Biologics Do You Presently Take? Please List Pros/cons -THANK YOU!

I have to change biologics the first of the year-no need to try to do it now with all the paperwork etc.. Involved in getting financial help at beginning of each new year! I've previously been on Enbrel for 3 1/2 years-loved it but it stopped working. Tried Humaria for 7 months now and it ISN'T working at all. My RA Doc said we would talk about options when I come in early January. I want to be informed about the different… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

The drugs react differently for everyone. Some work well for some and won't work for others. You need to find out, by trial and error, what works for… read more

posted over 4 years ago

Medicare And Biologics

Medicare And Biologics

Are there any folks on this group in the USA who are on Medicare and using a biologic such as Humira or Remicade? I'm interested in knowing how you manage the copay. These drugs are beyond expensive. Any good strategies for cutting the costs?

A myRAteam Member said:

posted over 2 years ago