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I need information about itching from percoset and now fentanlyl?

Posted 26 Jan 2013 6 answers

I have RA, OA, fibromyalgia, and have had 3 back surgeries. I take an IV fusion of Orencia every 4 weeks. I have been taking Percoset for 3 years. It worked ok but all of a sudden I started itching terribly! The Rheumatalogist put me on the Fentanyl patches yesterday. It didn't seem to make me ...

Orencia - How long until you feel relief?

Posted 1 Dec 2011 2 answers

My mother, 65, who has extreme rheumatoid since 35, just had her 9th infusion yesterday. She has felt little to no relief up to this point. The doctor says it sometimes takes up to 6 or 7 months before the patient feels relief. Has anyone taking Orencia felt the bulk of their relief after the 9th ...

Has anyone else experienced extreme depression since taking orencia?

Posted 9 Jul 2013 3 answers

I have been on drug since it first came out. has helped rheumatoid arthritis but I have been suffering from extreme depression with no reason in my life to have this since I am otherwise healthy, have a long 30+ year marriage, no money problems, etc. But find it hard to get excited about anything ...

I have been on methotrexate 20+ years. Is this safe?

Posted 2 Sep 2017 2 answers

I've had some side effects but minor--bright red spots on my skin in various places that seem to appear suddenly. I'm still experiencing some hair loss. I also receive Orencia infusions monthly.

Anyone ever get a body rash being on Orencia?

Posted 14 Jul 2011 2 answers

Anyone else ever had this problem?

Do the side effects to Orencia go away?

Posted 21 Aug 2017 2 answers

I'm 25 and I've been on Orencia for a few weeks. I've experienced some of the more common side effects of Orencia -- headache, flu-like symptons, lethargy, it's been making regular life challenging for a few days (2-3) after injection. I know that it takes several months to ...

What is the cost for this medication, on the first two treatments?

Posted 14 Apr 2010 3 answers

My wife was on the Orencia treatment while we were in Salem Illinois and now that we have returned to California, our insurance does not cover the Orencia, but does offer the Rituxan.

Orencia side effects?

Posted 13 Jul 2010 3 answers

I had my 1st inf. last Thurs. (today is Mon.) and I haven't felt well since. I thought it would pass, but I continue to feel worse as time goes by. I am also a transplant patient (bile duct) and I started having pain and nausea. I have also had diarrhea since this. I don't know if my ...

Orencia - My RA has caused lung inflammation. Will the shortness of breath get better?

Posted 10 days ago 0 answers

I see this is a side effect; will the labored breathing get better if I stay on the once/week injections? I have RA and PSA

Have any long time users stopped taking Orencia ?

Posted 6 Nov 2009 2 answers

I am asking for my mother, age-91. She has been taking Orencia for about 4-years and claims it is no longer working well. She wants to discontinue medication. Please advise.

Has anyone using orencia experienced skin sensitivity? I have had the three initial infusions and?

Posted 11 Sep 2010 3 answers

... my skin is warm to the touch and painful when certain clothing is on. I know skin sensitivity is a side effect but will this go away? I am able to move better since starting Orencia but I don't know if I can continue due to the skin sensitivity

If you miss a couple of Orencia treatments, can you resume 2 months later without any problems?

Posted 29 Oct 2010 3 answers

Please help me with this, I missed the treatments due to Medical Group denied physician request, for the infusion to be performed at the doctors office. I have been waiting for the appeal reconsideration.from Scan Medicare. Thank you

Does orencia cause back pain?

Posted 7 Apr 2011 2 answers

Before using orencia my dr had me on Enbrel which put a lot of weight on me?

Posted 27 Sep 2012 2 answers

I am wondering if the Orencia makes it harder to lose the weight. I am so sick of these drugs and what they have done to my body. I almost feel it is not worth it.

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