Howdy all! Started Orencia, but am curious. Those of you who are on Orencia, how long did it take before you noticed improvement with you RA? I have heard everything from 3-6 months before any benefits. Who can tell me their story...
Current Diagnosis-Serum Negative Poly Migratory Rheumatoid Arthritis, Serum Negative Sjogrens Syndrome (eyes, sinus, mouth, Possible Chronic Pancreas involvement), Chronic Pancreatitis, Acid Reflux, Depression.
Current Meds-Remicade (max dose, shortest time), Methotrexate 5 mg once weekly, Folic Acid daily, Lorazepam 2 mg at night, Lisinopril, Citalapram, Lipitor, Prednisolone Ophthalmic acetate, Pilocar 4% (1 drop oral 4 x daily), Tylenol PM at night, Prednisone (as needed), Oxycodone (as needed). NEW - Prednisone 50mg, Hydrocodone 7.5mg and SOMA.
Testing/Surgeries-Sinus (twice) from reoccurring infections, Cataract surgery in both eyes from long term Prednisone use, Endoscopy 3 x (once with ultrasound), Colonoscopy, monthly blood work.
Bladder Infection, Sinus Infection, Salivary Glands Infection-on antibiotic #6 #7!. Remicade no longer works after 4 years. Issues with vision being blurred and out of focus. Night vision has suffered.