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Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
2/15/2011 9:11:28 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I was getting the drug as part of the clinical trial. 8mg dose. I felt really good for the first three months; energetic and pain free. After that, I started to struggle with fatigue and, six months later, I was not any better. It also gave me substantially higher Iron levels in my blood. I am a 40 y/o woman that had a hysterectomy one year prior to starting the drug. I ended up stopping the drug ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
2/9/2011 4:48:25 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I tend to be tired for a few days after treatment. I have noticed hair loss and I am concerned that it might be from the drug. Wonder if any others havehad this problem.

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
1/27/2011 1:58:47 AM

Reviewer: hottytoddy, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My first infusion was in November and it was great! I had been taking remicade but it just quit working after 4 yrs and then I started this! I am really tired first couple of days, then I finally begin to feel pain free and a person again!

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
1/7/2011 11:32:00 PM

Reviewer: Darcie, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
It seems to be working so far, but to early to tell as the other medications started out working and then stopped after several months. Do have some headaches and tiredness.

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
12/14/2010 2:52:58 AM

Reviewer: HealthFreak247, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Have had 6 treatments over the last 6 months. I have failed to see any major changes in my condition, however, the week before it's due I know it's due. That being said, it must be working to some degree. All in all, it's not a miracle drug but then again, there doesn't seem to be anything better on the market yet.

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