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Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
12/6/2013 8:34:23 PM

Reviewer: sweetsong, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Diagnosed with RA recently but have been actually living with it for many many years and untreated until my hands were starting to cramp and become disfigured I had to do something and also the fatigue was making me a zombie daily and the pain was overwhelming. Methotraxate made me more ill and coma like, Sulfasalize didn't help at all and gave me rashes, but Actemra has been making me like n ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
11/26/2013 12:24:52 PM

Reviewer: w0nderland, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Updating my post of 11/25/13. Did more research and discovered that the unacceptable side effects are not caused by the Arava. They are from the Actemra. 4 weeks from first injection I have severe blistering boils on several places that are taking 3X as long to heal as regular boils. I also have a rash on my face now. These are completely unacceptable side effects for a drug that has done nothing ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
11/25/2013 9:02:53 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
first dose 3 weeks ago because Enbrel, Humira, Remicade, Orencia, Xeljanz no longer work. Took methylprednisolone for 3 straight months, which helped somewhat. Was on methotrexate, but it caused cluster migraines and vomiting. Tried Arava but it caused severe blistering boils. Tossed it 2 weeks ago but still getting that side effect. Not Happy. The Actemra decreased my sed rate to single digits--f ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
11/13/2013 9:43:39 PM

Reviewer: fmc, 65-74 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Has anyone had a problem with hair loss?

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
10/30/2013 8:04:26 AM

Reviewer: programmer, 65-74 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:
Going on 9 months of using Actemra for RA.. It has worked extremely well for me! No joint swelling and back to normal walking (daily). Prior to Actemra, I spent a year with Enbrel/ Methotrexate, which was 50% effective, but gave me side effects (nasty rash and bowel problems). With Actemra I feel like I'm in total remission!

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