Average Rating: 3.2 (33 Ratings)

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 4  Yes Injection today no side effects do far . Had it about 5 hours ago. F 64 0 days
Not sure 1X D
 5  Psoriatic Arthritis Tingling, pins & needles, and loss of sensation in extremities (paresthesias) It worked REALLY well for like 2 years. Then, I foolishly stopped taking it for like 6 months since I felt great and had no inflammation. Inflammation came back, so I restarted treatment. A couple of days later I felt a tingly sensation on my right foot and had little/no feeling on my left (inflammation did go down though). It took like 4 months for these to go away after stopping treatment. Now I can't go back to taking Simponi. M 30 2 years
1X M
 2  Psoriatic arthritis and Psoriasis 1st infusion now 2nd next in 8 weeks Neck is much worse causing muscle spasm twitches in mid back. Poor sleep because of pain.Back is very itchy a little in scalp. F 71 1 weeks
Infusion 1X M
 3  Rheumatoid Arthritis Works on pain sometimes but after the infusion I feel really tired and depressed. My stomach gets upset too. I take it once every 2 months. Been more than a year. Benefit has already plateaued. Think I may try something else. F 61 1 years
1X O
 5  Psoriasis & arthritis Increased psoarsis, red face and extreme exhaustion But over all i forgot i had arthritis. A year ago i was about to be hospitalized and in a wheel chair . Today i can run . Sometimes feel sick after a few drinks Saved my life 28 1 years
Injection 1X M
 4  Non radio ankylosing spondylitis Worked brilliant for almost two weeks then wore off to stiff painfull joints and back. No energy, tummy issues. If i could take more often that would be great. F 57 4 weeks
50 1X D
 1  Rheumatoid Arthritis Intense ongoing shoulder, neck and arm pain. I never experienced this before. Now in both arms. Not taking ever again. Doc talked me into third injection. Going on something else as soon as I can. Has anyone else experienced this? Doc doesn't seem to care. F 56 4 months
1X O
 2  Spondyloarthritis Tingling and numbness, blurred vision, tremors M 45 2 months
50mg 1X M
 2  Spondyloarthritis Tingling, numbness, blurred vision, tremors M 45 2 months
50mg 1X M
 1  Ankylosing spondylitis Reduced vision, numbness, tingling, balance problems, upper respiratory infection . M 40 1 months
50mg 1X M
 4  AS By the time I got home from my rheumatologist office my pain level started dropping dramatically, he used the inject pen- didn't feel anything I haven't been able to leave the house with horrible fatigue Although I have extreme fatigue, it's early days and I want to give it 3 months F 44 16 days
Once a mth 1X D
 3  RA Flu like symptoms, runny eyes, sore throat, swollen glands a few days after the enervation but it subsided. Helped lessen pain and inflammation overall in 2 weeks. Swollen ankles but not sure if it's related to the meds. F 55 2 months
30 1X M
 5  Psoriatic Arthritis Heartburn, some weight gain, headache Almost immediate relief from chronic pain. Miraculous. Only into 6th week of infusion. F 64 5 weeks
1X M
 5  Reactive arthritis 0 Could barely walk easy 77 1 months
 3  Rheumatoid arthritis Hand swelling went down quickly, but not sure that it is working. I am exhausted, could not function for a couple of days and having difficulties eating. Worked in my yard today and had to stop. Freaky sweating profusely. My Simponi is by IV every 8 weeks. Initial treatment us two, two weeks apart F 71 2 days
 2  RA No irritation at injection site as with embrel. Increased sinus issues. I still have swollen joints, pain. My feet and hands have gotten worse. Weight gain especially in mid section. I also take plaquenil and rayos daily. This is my third biologic. 67 4 days
 5  Psoriatic arthritis None Amazing drug. 10 years arthritis free and skin clear. Started working on day 2 and 10 years later still working well M 50 10 years
 3  Rheumatoid Arthritis Headaches, swollen ankles that went away after about 1 month, abdominal pain still happens occasionally. Extreme weight gain. Iíve gained about 20 pounds since Iíve been on this medication and I know Iím not eating enough to cause this. Whatís worse is it my weight can fluctuate 10 pounds within days, not normal at all. Otherwise it seems to be helping somewhat. My rheumatologist doesnít want me to stop taking it because this is my third biologic and soon Iím going to run out of medications to try. This is so frustrating. F 41 6 months
50 mg
 3  Ra Only lasts two to three weeks F 60 0 days
100 mg
 2  ankylosing spondilytis Given Simponi Aria infusion-made my symptoms worse no reaction the day of the infusion but the next morning woke up in extreme pain. Pinched nerve in my neck with pain radiating into my shoulder and upper back. Wide spread pain across my lower back with sciatic pain down my left leg. Lasted 10 days. Haven't had this kind of pain for over 20 years. Back to Remicade. F 71 1 months
by weight 1X M

SIMPONI  (GOLIMUMAB):  This medication is used to reduce pain and swelling due to certain types of arthritis (such as rheumatoid, psoriatic, and ankylosing spondylitis). It works by blocking a protein (tumor necrosis factor or TNF) found in the body's immune system that causes joint swelling and damage. By reducing joint swelling, the medication helps to reduce further joint damage and preserve joint function. Depending on the type of arthritis that is being treated, this drug may be used alone or in combination with another drug called methotrexate. This medication is also used to treat a certain bowel condition (ulcerative colitis). It is used to help lessen symptoms of moderate to severe ulcerative colitis (such as abdominal pain/cramping, diarrhea, bloody stools).   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)