I have been feeling better and was encouraged after the switch from Enbrel to Orencia. My rheumatologist told me to give the Orencia six weeks to see an improvement and that in three months that I should see what it can do for me. I'm rather impatient, especially when it comes to pain, but after my second Orencia infusion, my feet and hands were not hurting as badly as they had been. Then Saturday night it started raining and we have had storms move through the last two days. I have been back to hurting, especially at work, climbing up and down the stairs on the press that I work on.
I am not giving hope in the Orencia, but I am disappointed that I am back to hurting so quickly with a couple of days of rain and storms moving through. I know it is too early to tell, but I was hoping that it was already working for me. I go in for my third infusion Thursday, then I will be on a once a month infusion schedule.