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Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
1/8/2013 5:34:14 AM

Reviewer: Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My daughter could not take Enbrel. It actually made her worse. Her joints would lock up and get very stiff if she took it. Now, Orencia is doing the same thing. Doctor wants to try one more time, but my daughter stays active and is afraid she won't be able to play basketball for the rest of the season, because now her wrists and shoulders are locking up and feel like they are broken and can ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
12/24/2012 9:35:12 AM

Reviewer: bluegirl, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have been on Orencia for 3 years and it has helped the RA symptoms greatly. My energy level is much better than it was before. My only complaint is that I have gone from 115 pounds to 135 pounds in those 3 years. I am a very small woman and I find this weight gain very upsetting. I am exercising more and eating less, but my weight continues to climb. My doctor refuses to believe the Orencia is ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
12/10/2012 2:42:21 PM

Reviewer: tony b., 55-64 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
have`t seen any difference

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
12/2/2012 10:47:12 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Wrote first review on 8/25/12 (right before 4th dose)and nothing has changed.......this drug for me has been awful and dangerous and I will not take it again! Tried to give it time, but during latest dose (my 6th), my blood pressure shot up and I felt like I was having a stroke. Could not get rid of headache with tylenol and ibuprofen. Had to stay and be monitored for extra hour until it return ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
11/3/2012 12:55:53 PM

Reviewer: depressed on orencia, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Have had to reschedule IV twice because of infections. Been on Orencia for 10 mo. After each infusion my DEPRESSION gets worse. I am going to have to stop the med even tho it helps with swelling and pain. "Choose your poison."

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