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Mamaqueen

494d

Infusions!!! Help!!! Okay so right now Iam on Humira and they are talking about taking me off and then starting infusions and iam really nervous and don’t know what to think and expect!!?? Can anyone help and explain how it works and all about it please because Iam scared!! It would be for my RA.

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    • BJSTREEHOUSE

      490d

      @BJSTREEHOUSE Does anyone else get Orencia by infusion?

    • BJSTREEHOUSE

      490d

      Thanks for sharing. I have to start Orencia infusions because I'm now on Medicare and they won't pay for the self injection. Doesn't make sense that they will pay for infusions and not something I can do myself.

      • BJSTREEHOUSE

        490d

        @BJSTREEHOUSE Does anyone else get Orencia by infusion?

    • Chellebaby

      491d

      I am getting my infusion next Tuesday for the first time I was told it typically doesn’t start working until 3 to 6 infusions. I Pray it works 🙏

      • Mamaqueen

        491d

        @Chellebaby sending positive vibes and love your way!! I feel you, please work

    • Mr._Gary

      492d

      I have been on Remicade for over 10 years. An infusion is pretty simple. You pick a recliner and make yourself comfortable. A nurse takes your blood pressure and weight and hooks you up to a saline IV. I have the nurse stick me in the left-hand area. The veins are generally better there. After a few minutes, the nurse puts the medicine into your saline bag, Mine takes 2 and 1/2 hours. You can read, play on your phone, sleep, go to the bathroom, or watch tv. The nurses are there for your safety.

      • Mamaqueen

        491d

        @Mr._Gary thank you for explaining it to me! Do you think it’s helping you??

        • Mr._Gary

          491d

          @Mamaqueen Yes, it has helped me to not have terribly deformed fingers. I do have a little bit of twisting of one or two fingers. In the cold weather, my fingers hurt and I wear compression gloves that help tremendously. Right now the only medication I take is Remicade (Infliximab), a biologic, Infusions every eight weeks.

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