Oriencia and methotrexate

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hi, are some of you all that are taking Oriencia also taking Methotrexate and has your doctor told you that when you are on a biologic that you have to take the methotrexate?  I saw the doctor yesterday and was told by the PA that I had to take it with ORIENCIA.  My opinion, what it's worth, I am not sure.  Thanks, Jo

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       I am to start Cimzia biologic.   My rheumatologist said to stop MTX but when I was on Humira he said take MTX too.    I honestly don't think they know which is the right way to do it.  The pharmacist told me that taking the two together increases your chance of any infection

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      Hi Gloria, I'm on 20mg MTX and have also been on Cimzia for about a year too. Luckily I have no problems with either one. I've not had any infections either. Not sure why you have been told to stop MTX. Unfortunately we are all react differently with this disease and it must be hard for the Rheumatologists to find the right mix for each of us. Hope it all goes well for you.

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    Hi Jo, i take Orencia and no mtx. I tried mtx and just didnt agree with me either tablet or injection. I was told to take it with Toxilimab but didnt and it still worked for about 18 months. Now I take Orencia on its own and its working fine. I have had a few cold sores and one chest infection but mostly I ve been well.
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    What to take is based on your inflamation levels.   In my case, MTX did not lower the inflamation levels so I dropped the MTX and started on cimzia.   So MTX didn't work, neither did hydroxychloroquine, sulphasalazine, leflunomide, cimzia or arava. I'm now on cosentyx and when I asked if I should also take MTX my Rheumatologist said there was no point.

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