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    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    5/26/2016 6:33:56 PM

    Reviewer: dli, 55-64 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I have been on Actemra IV for five months. There hasn't been any reduction in my RA symptoms. I have experienced increased joint pain after my infusion and Actemra has caused my blood pressure to skyrocket resulting in two BP med changes, so I will be changing to Rituxamab.

    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    12/6/2015 8:02:02 PM

    Reviewer: Atan, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I was initially on the clinical trial for three years. I am now in my sixth year. It has been a miracle for me. I was unable to raise my arms for years. Now I can with relative ease.

    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    9/11/2015 11:42:55 AM

    Reviewer: Jeff's RA, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Actemra is almost a life saver for me. It has given me my life back. Before Actemra I didn't have any energy to do anything after working my job all day. I needed 12 to 14 hours of sleep just to feel rested, which can't be done and work full time. All I did was go home after work, eat supper and go to bed. On my days off at best I would accomplish one minor activity before having to stop f ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    2/13/2015 11:35:11 AM

    Reviewer: cmack4444, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I was diagnosed with RA 40 years ago so have tried a lot of different treatments. This is my second biologic. This drug has been completely ineffective and I am experiencing a level of inflammation that I haven't seen in at least 20 years. I had a terrible time getting the drug from the drug company and it wasn't until my rheumatologist stepped in that I was able to fill the prescriptio ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    9/7/2014 9:06:00 PM

    Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    This has been life changing for me. Nothing else has worked. Combinations, methotrexate none of them helped. Have some hair loss but methotrexate started this. Weight gain possibly but I feel that the Actemra makes you feel so much better that you start feeling normal again and blow the diet out the window!So whether y weight gain can be attributed to it I don't think so as I now eat more than ... Show Full Comment

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