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    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!

    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    10/26/2013 9:48:53 PM

    Reviewer: RCG, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Was taking this for over 4 yrs (2 of which was case study) and after too many bad side affects from too many oral meds, was amazed by the GREAT results of Actemra. Had to stop over a year ago: gastro-intestinal problem....had 2' of intestine removed after it burst. Under side effects, this is a possibility when taken w/Methotrexate..."may aggravate diverticula, and penetrate stomach wal ... Show Full Comment

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