User Reviews for Simponi Aria
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|Ankylosing Spondylitis||1 review||139 medications|
|Rheumatoid Arthritis||7 reviews||354 medications|
|Psoriatic Arthritis||1 review||69 medications|
|Summary of Simponi Aria reviews||5.7||9 reviews|
Reviews for Simponi Aria
For Ankylosing Spondylitis "A recent dx of RA and AS has been debilitating, my Dr. said I should have been on meds 10 years ago due to the progression of these diseases. I started methotrexate 5 months ago with zero success. My first infusion with Simponi was 3 weeks ago and I feel so much better, I am praying that it continues to help!"
For Psoriatic Arthritis "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."
For Rheumatoid Arthritis "I have taken just about all the meds you can think of. Some are better than others but after a while too many symptoms come up. My latest Simponi seemed great in the beginning but as others stated I was tired all the time. Contracted pneumonia, edema in the ankles and 3 UTI's in 6 months. So I am going to go off. I think it suppressed my immune system so much I was sick all the time. Not sure if I will try Humira - which others are taking and seem to be ok with it."
For Rheumatoid Arthritis "I have had 3 infusions and I am tired all the time and just want to sleep. My vision has also been more blurry. I understand the immune system can be lower on Simponi. I now have the shingles on my face and I had the shingles vaccine two years ago. I have had RA for 33 years and Plaquenil has helped me more than anything as far as stiffness and pain. Have been taking it for at least 20 years. I also take celebrex and methotrexate."
For Rheumatoid Arthritis "I just had my 2nd infusion and I feel so much better. I can do my everyday chores around the house without pain and fatigue. I feel like I am getting more oxygen, I know that sounds crazy but it is true. I can breath better.No stiffness in the mornings. I walk like a normal person again. My hair is falling out more that normal, I don't know if its the simponi , methatrate, or plaquenil. Going to call my doctor about my hair.I am on the drug company's assistance plan. I pay $ 5.00 for the simponi and $55.00 to the infusion center. ( thank god!) Simponi infusion costs $6500.00 with out insurance for 1 infusion. (August 2016, USA) I am 53, I feel better now than I have in 6 years. I have RA. Hope this helps someone decide to try simponi aire."
For Rheumatoid Arthritis "I was dx with sero positive RA nearly 35 years ago and have been on just about every NSAID, dmard, infusion and combinations of these. Simponi Aria along with lefunimide is my current cocktail. While it seems to be keeping my joint pain under control, my fatigue is off the charts and I have lots of body aches, frequent headaches and gastro problems. My bp and glucose levels are also elevated, though I'm not sure if this is due to this medication, or not."
For Rheumatoid Arthritis "I had to take Simponi for a brief time due to a change in insurance. I was taking Enbrel previously and was almost symptom free. Simponi did not help my RA at all! I took it once a week for about 8 weeks. I decided to pay the extra monthly expense for the Enbrel!"
For Rheumatoid Arthritis "Amazing. I noticed a difference after my first infusion, So thankful to have the use of my hands back (musician). No side effects at all."
For Rheumatoid Arthritis "I think it makes me sad. This was my 3rd dose and I'm almost suicidal."
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