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My arthritis is getting bad....

I can't take any anti-tnf therapies because I have an abnormal MRI.

My rheumatologist I think is probably going to put me on Rituxan or Orencia.

I am interested on whether anyone has been treated with Orencia.

I have seen people post info on Rituxan.

The side affects of Rituxan scare me, more than the side affects of Orencia.

Orencia anybody?
 

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thanks for the response

I think there are a lot of cross over between RA and Lupus.

I think I am someone who is definitely in between. At least that is what it seems like.

I have pretty bad arthritis now. I don't have clotting issues or the skin problems as much.

But, I have really bad headaches, and the abnormal brain MRI.

So, basically, methotrexate has failed me.

I can't take an Anti-TNF, because my Neurologist and my Rheumatologist are scared that I might develop MS.

So-pretty much it's Orencia or Rituxamab if I want to have my arthritis under control.

Sucks! But, this is the situation I am in. Rituxamab scares me more than Orencia. But, down the rabbit hole I go-trying more drugs.
 

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Hi Kate,

Good luck with the med, I will be thinking of you.

We all have those feelings when starting new meds.:hug:

Let us know how you are doing.
Love,
Lyn
 
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