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Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
5/20/2014 5:35:33 PM

Reviewer: vrs, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Started Actemra after spending 2 years cycling through most biologic meds commonly prescribed for RA- Humira, Simponi, Enbrel, Orencia- which had no effect. 6 months in with Actemra infusion and I am feeling very good. I cannot recommend this enough for those suffering with systemic on-set juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. This has completely taken away my rash and fevers, and helped tremendously wit ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
3/20/2014 10:35:50 PM

Reviewer: Lmc, 25-34 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Cannot say enough good things about this drug. Where nothing else worked (embril, humera, metho, symponi, and of course prednisone) actemra has truly put things back to normal. Going in for the infusions is a pain, but completely worth it. I went from barely being able to walk at 29yrs to being very active at 31 and even going for multi mile runs! No side effects as far as I can tell, maybe sleepi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
3/10/2014 2:43:33 AM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
1/9/2014 6:22:58 PM

Reviewer: Indigoem1 , 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Started with JRA at 2yrs old about 31 years ago. Today I am still fighting the activity and pain from destroyed joints. Back when I was younger they would give aspirin and gold, and today I am paying for it. Every time a new drug would come out I would go on it. It resulted in either bad side effects or lack of effectiveness. Taking prednisone most of my life has killed my body, so I'm forced ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
1/3/2014 12:36:33 AM

Reviewer: emeraldsnowqueen, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Countless failed medications and unbearable side effects .Going off and on for surgery s did not help .Bed ridden ,depressed, no quality of life .Six yrs of this .Its hard to be a nice person the old me was gone . Then came my miracle Actemra Iv. No one likes having to go every month for Iv but it sure has changed my life I can be grandma again.I can dress myself put make up on,comb my hair, ... Show Full Comment

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