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User Reviews for Golimumab to treat Psoriatic Arthritis

Also known as: Simponi, Simponi Aria

Golimumab has an average rating of 4.9 out of 10 from a total of 23 ratings for the treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis. 30% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 48% reported a negative effect.

Golimumab Rating Summary

4.9/10 average rating

23 ratings from 23 user reviews.

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Reviews for Golimumab

myke99516 · Taken for 2 to 5 years August 24, 2012

Simponi (golimumab): “I was almost wheelchair bound, every joint in my body inflamed and lots of pain walking. Psoriasis was flaring too all over. The day I took my first shot I could feel the joints loosening and pain lessening. Within 6 months I was virtually pain free and completely mobile. 2 years now and I am riding my bike 25 miles a day and combined with light treatment my skin is 90% clear.”

10 / 10
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Karl Mc May 21, 2013

Simponi (golimumab): “I had been taking methotrexate for almost a year with moderate results. My skin cleared almost 80%, and my joints improved approximately 60%, however each time I took my medication I felt really ill for 48 hours afterwards. It was depressing. Anyway my Rheumatologist recommended Simponi. Having read the side effects, etc. I was a little apprehensive about taking Simponi, but after meeting with the Simponi nurse I decided to go with it. After two shots (2 months) I felt a big difference, my joints were no longer stiff and I was almost pain free. After the fourth shot my skin has cleared to 95% and I have no stiffness in my joints. It really is working for me.”

9 / 10
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PsA sufferer · Taken for 6 months to 1 year January 30, 2020

Simponi (golimumab): “I tried Simponi for 9 months for psoriatic arthritis. At first it was like a miracle. Then the pustular psoriasis started on my legs, my hair started falling out, and my mood got very strange. Bloodwork showed super high cholesterol which was 3xs what it ever was. Psoriasis flared worse than ever all over my body. My skin has never gone back to normal. Terrible, scary drug. Wish I'd never tried it.”

2 / 10
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Anonymous December 15, 2009

Simponi (golimumab): “I've been using Simponi for Psoriatic Arthritis for 5 months. Before that I was using Enbrel. I had a small amount of psoriasis on my scalp before starting Simponi and now I have much more. I like the once a month injection but believe I'll be returning to Enbrel soon as I believe it did a better job.”

7 / 10
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Kevin Bx October 12, 2015

Simponi (golimumab): “It seemed to work well for me right from the start. I had been on Remicade previously but I had to quit due to losing my insurance. By the time I went to Simponi I was hurting pretty bad. Unfortunately, it stopped working after a while (18 months) but that has been my personal experience with Biologics. When it worked, it worked well.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous October 2, 2009

Simponi (golimumab): “My husband took his first dose last month and is getting ready to take his second dose in a few days. While I think the drug is working, the Patient Cost Support Program is difficult to deal with and we are still struggling to get reimbursement.”

6 / 10
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Thommo · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 27, 2021

Simponi (golimumab): “An absolute life changer. From living in excruciating pain each day and struggling to get out of bed - to being absolutely pain free in a matter of only 3 months. No limitations as to what I can do physically, and the psoriasis on my scalp has cleared significantly. I have slight hand tremors but that causes my no trouble and may be due to other causes (23 years old, dosage once every 4 weeks)”

10 / 10
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Emm · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 10, 2018

Simponi Aria (golimumab): “No pain or skin issues after 3 days, but about 2 weeks after the first injection I got sick for the 1st time. The fatigue set in at week 3. I was well again at week 4 right in time for my next dose. Once again by week 3 I was sick with the worst throat /adenoid infection that just wouldn't quit. The fatigue is life changing. Dr. took me off after my second throat infection in 6 weeks.”

2 / 10
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H · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 22, 2019

Simponi Aria (golimumab): “I received Simponi Arianinfusions from 12/2018 to 6/2019. I’ve had 4 UTI’s the last infection on 9/2019 went to my kidneys, I was hospitalized with Sepsis. Now I’ve been referred to a Hemotologist due to High Myelocytes. I always feel sick, tired, weak...I’ve also been prescribed Lipitor for extremely high Cholesterol. I’m a vegetarian and eat healthy. I’ve never had this problems prior to Simponi Aria Infusions.”

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Chrystal · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 4, 2020

Simponi Aria (golimumab): “Was doing fine for about 12 weeks. Then I broke out with a Whole new form of palmoplanter pustule psoriasis and my regular plaque psoriasis came back almost vengeful to the point where my skin feels like it is burning. I had my first infusion in Aug, the again the second one 4 weeks later and by the middle of my 8 week stretch was when these rashes happened. My first three days after the infusion I experienced vomiting, and extreme tiredness but overall I felt fine. The second infusion was pretty much the same but then all this happened. I am so sore on my hands and feet it feels like I am walking or touching broken glass. I have to wear vinyl gloves to keep the moisture on my hands and keep my feet wrapped with non stick gauze and taped and covered so I don’t developers a secondary type of infection from something else. I can’t take the pain so my husband has pushed me to hire a cleaning lady to do my housework because all I am able to do it lay around. This is no way to live.”

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rrsltx December 5, 2017

Simponi (golimumab): “I was on Remicade infusion for 7 years, I had wonderful results for 6 years, with PSA flares slowly creeping back in the 7th, but not unmanageable. Rheumy switched me to Simponi. After 2 injections, while my skin is still clear, the PSA is raging. I am in terrible pain. I spoke the my Rheumy once and she said to give it a chance. Calling her again this morning. The pain and exhaustion is debilitating and affecting every aspect of my life. I asked he about Taltz and Cosentyx but she wanted to keep me on a TNF blocker. I'm ready for change.”

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Piparmaru · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 8, 2015

Simponi (golimumab): “I have now just taken my 4th injection, I'm as bad as I was if not worse than when I was first diagnosed. I can barely walk, have swelling in my toes, feet and ankles, as well as my left knee. Also in my elbows, wrists, hands and fingers ... I have bad psoriasis on my scalp. I don't think this medication is very good at all and have shown no response to the previous 3 doses and this dose I have been nauseous every since taking it .. I was on Humira previously for about 5 years but I stopped responding and Embrel I had really bad reactions too ... Hoping for something new when I go back to specialist end of month”

1 / 10
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jenniclarke February 7, 2014

Simponi (golimumab): “I took Simponi for 8 months before stopping to get pregnant with my son. All of my symptoms had disappeared and I was 100% flare up free. However, after having my little guy and starting the Simponi injections again I have not had any relief to my psoriasis and have experienced 2 flare ups even after upping my dose to every 3 weeks. How can it have worked so well and now not well at all. I have requested an appointment with my rheumatologist to discuss other biologic medicines.”

5 / 10
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H · Taken for 6 months to 1 year August 19, 2019

Simponi Aria (golimumab): “I’ve been on Simponi Aria infusions. They have helped with pain and stiffness for Approx 4 weeks. I take prednisone for break through pain. Sometimes I sleep for 72 hrs because of fatigue. Have had to add another HBP Rx! Praying for strength to discontinue.”

6 / 10
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Tony April 10, 2021

Simponi Aria (golimumab): “I'm exactly 19 days after first Simponi aria infusion. I'll never take it again. I've developed some type viral infection in my inner ear /vestibular nerve that put me in the hospital for four days. Woke up 3am on day 14 with extreme tinnitus, dizzy, vomiting, and now deaf in left ear. I believe the simponi caused this virus/sinus infection/labrynthitis to go bat crazy. Today I'm still 100 percent deaf in left ear with screaming tinnitis and very dizzy when standing. This causes infections that you may already have , to go off the charts. But how would you know if you have some kind of infection is starting. As far as my back pain, it has gone..but maybe because I've been laying in bed for a week. I don't know. Think very hard before taking Simponi. I know many have received relief from it. Weigh out your risk to reward with it.”

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Jims54 · Taken for 1 to 2 years May 9, 2021

Simponi Aria (golimumab): “Started infusions of Simponi Aria about two years ago when Medicare wouldn’t cover Enbrel, which worked for me for 20 years. At first the infusions seemed to work. Then, about 6 months ago I came down with pneumonia, followed immediately by shingles, both caused by lowered immune system. A month ago I came down with pneumonia again, also caused by lowered immune system. I believe this drug is dangerous, and would rather deal with the pain than risk my life.”

1 / 10
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Kelly · Taken for less than 1 month December 24, 2019

“I started on Simponi 16 months ago and got the Simponi infusion every 2 months. Mid summer I suddenly got underarm itching and now 6 months later I have severe itching on my back, neck shoulders and abdomen. I bleed from scratching and then scabs all over those areas. But there is no rash or hives. Unfortunately last week I had another infusion and wish I hadn’t. Needless to say, I’m miserable to say the least. I’m scratching incessantly and have been to 5 different medical specialists who are not sure what is causing it. Has anyone else had this problem. Thanks!”

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worked the best · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 6, 2013

Simponi (golimumab): “No pain after second injection. 98% clear. Only side efferct so far is nausea at times. Love this so far. Humira and Enbrel caused bad site reactions.”

10 / 10
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Catterfly78 · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 19, 2017

Simponi (golimumab): “Worked ok on aches and pains but really messed with me mentally. Made me very depressed and socially withdrawals. I feel more fatigue and lot of headaches.”

5 / 10
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Indydeb1 November 25, 2017

Simponi (golimumab): “It got worse on this”

1 / 10
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Anthony u November 2, 2011

Simponi (golimumab): “I received all of the side effects. ”

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Joey9876 · Taken for less than 1 month June 30, 2015

Simponi (golimumab): “Works Great”

10 / 10
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Randy · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 10, 2021

Simponi Aria (golimumab): “I had a good results with this medication. It relieved a lot of fatigue I was having. I have a lot less joint pain.My mobility have improved greatly.”

10 / 10
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