Has anyone had lymphedema after taking Abatacept weekly injection? Mine started end of 2015 and originally a statin was blamed( by my rheumatology nurse practitioner). I stopped taking the statin but the swollen ankles flared up again after a few months. The consultant suggested I stop taking the Abatacept for about 10 to 12 weeks last summer. I didn't think there was any noticeable difference so restated the injection last October. Within 3 weeks the swelling and soreness came back with a vengeance. I had to stop the Abatacept immediately. My GP treated me with 4 courses of antibiotics for cellulitis and lymphedema and I am now on low dose antibiotic since December. It is slow progress. Needless to say, I am still not taking the Abatacept but still taking Leflunamide which is prescribed to go alongside Abatacept.
Has anyone had a similar problem?