Hi, can I ask if anyone has suffered with cold sores when taking Orencia (Abatacept)? I got 5 after taking my 2nd weekly injection, 2 up my nose (ouch) and 3 around my mouth. I've not taken Orencia for 3 weeks now, waiting for sores to clear up. GP gave me a course of Aciclovir tablets and they are slowly but surely going. I'm starting Orencia again tomorrow, just hoping cold sores don't reappear because I'll be taken off it.
I really need it to work, been on prednisolone with no break since 2013 and that's caused so many problems including dry thin skin, flakey brittle nails, dry eyes, receding gums and weight gain.
I thought Cimzia was the one, I was on it from April to October but alas it didn't work on my feet.
No Christmas/New Year parties for me again this year folks and it's my birthday on Christmas Day, like many of us I'll be comfy on the couch while dancing in my head 💃
Merry Christmas and a Happy New (pain free) Year everyone 🎄