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SEATTLE58
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2/1/14 10:39 A

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Thanks Joanna!!

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emoticon on feeling better! I'm so glad it appears to be working for you.

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1/31/14 10:11 A

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Wow, thanks for letting me know your experience so far with Orencia. I've been on it a little over a month now and I feel like it's kicked in. My hands and wrists are starting to feel like they used to years ago! My feet and ankles are starting to feel better too. emoticon My Rheumy put me on a tapering Prednisone because I was hurting so bad with being in-between Humira and Orencia and I know that that must of helped me, but wow, was I ever hurting still! Thank goodness for better, stronger RA meds.!! emoticon Now I'll just cross my fingers too and hope there aren't any side effects! Good luck to you too.

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I started Orencia 3 months ago and currently in my 4th month of self-injections. For 3 months I experienced definite decreases in exhaustion, stiffness, and pain.Then, I got a tooth pulled and the very next day I experienced a pretty serious flare that still has not let up yet. I experienced no side effects at all. Good luck! I hope this medication works for you. I think all rheumy's need to have a detective class, because it seems like it takes real detective work to see what combo of medication will work with each body. emoticon emoticon DJ

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1/5/14 11:52 P

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Well, I had my first weekly injection of Orencia Friday night and so far so good and we'll just cross our fingers that everything will go A-ok, and that I can keep getting more and more better with less pain. emoticon

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12/15/13 11:19 A

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I am currently on Orencia and have been for over 4 months. I am or seem to be responding pretty well to it so far. Had been on Cimzia and was not getting any relief at all. I don't find it to have any additional side effects than Humira or Enbrel did. I am praying that this medication works as well for me a Humira did for the first two years.


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12/14/13 11:31 A

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Thanks everyone for your kind and quick responses. I'm hoping that the Orencia will work good too. Our Rheumy's say that we'll be going around and around with different treatments, don't they, with side effects or finding out that one doesn't work as well, etc? Our bodies are truly a piece of science to find the right potion! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Karen, so sorry to hear of your trouble with the Humira. Best wishes for another treatment that works for you.
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I was on Orencia for awhile and I had the monthly infusion as well. But my rheumy took me off it when it didn't seem to be helping me. I had no side effects that I know of.

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I am on Orencia right now. However, I'm on the monthly infusion rather than the injections (I just can't bring myself to do the injections... needle phobia). I am having great relief with it. I have not noticed any psoriasis complications. I haven't had any side effects.

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I will be starting Orencia after two weeks from my last injection of Humira, which was on Dec. 6th, so my first injection of Orencia will be on Dec. 20th. I'm just wondering if anyone has had any experience with it. I have felt so much better on the Humira but am going to have to stop it because of severe psoriasis developing! Even in my ears and eyelids! It's really bad on my feet and elbows. You know how they say that any existing psoriasis can be worsened. Well, they're not kidding because I had some my whole life but with Prednisone, I believe, it pretty well all disappeared and then now with Humira, it's really appeared again plus! So now my Rheumatologist wants me to try Orencia. So, I'm calling out to all my RA buddies, to see if they know anything about this biologic??!! Hugs to you all, Karen emoticon

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