I've had RA for about 5 1/2 years. I have been taking Humira for more than 5 years and recently had to stop since I was having some weird reactions. It had also seemed to lose its effectiveness the past year or 2. Me and my Dr. decided that I would start Orencia or Cimzia soon and I've been researching both. I was excited to try Orencia since I read somewhere that it might also help with Sjogren's syndrome. I read many great reviews, and then I came across a few that said after they started Orencia they developed a bad cough. I read through the many responses and became scared to try it. Now I don't know what to do... I really want to try Orencia but I dont want to chance getting a bad cough or having lung problems in the future. I know the risks are greater if you have COPD. Right now I dont have any lung problems, but possible mild asthma or allergies.
Has anyone taking Orencia developed a bad cough? Would you suggest that I still try it?
Thank you so much for any help or advice. This website has been very helpful!