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Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
12/13/2014 6:33:30 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
In the beginning, it worked great. Over the course of two months, it began to loose its efficiency. But, huge weight gain (8 lbs. in about two months with no change of eating patterns) and red, flushed face and eyes.

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
11/18/2014 4:12:25 AM

Reviewer: DameAtSea, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I am in week 2 of Xeljanz, and my RA pain has been lessened, but the side affects are, so far, not worth the little relief I'm getting. The fatigue and muscle aches are brutal. I have zero energy, and deepening depression. I have lost time I can't account for, and don't seem to be functional enough to take care of myself and my home, not to mention my poor cat. I have had problems with ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
11/10/2014 2:58:39 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have had RA for almost 9 years. I have tried most of the other drugs available including, Enbrel, Humira, Remicade, and the list goes on. None of the DMARD's with the use of methotrexate worked for me. My previous physician while attempting to help me seemed rather complacent. We moved after my husband retired and I found a new physician. It took us about 6 months but we finally agreed ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
10/13/2014 3:20:53 AM

Reviewer: Erin, 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 April 2014. Attempted for two months the pred/mtx cocktail (10mg/20mg) and got so sick - nauseous, headaches - yuck. Bypassed the injectables and now take 10 mg of Xeljanz daily (with 5 mg pred/8mg mtx). I am entering my fourth week of Xeljanz and I woke up this am feeling great - no swelling, no stiffness, no pain - thank God! Today is the first day since December 18, 2013, (first day ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
9/4/2014 1:45:19 PM

Reviewer: Jenni, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
This medications is a miracle for me. I had RA for almost 2 years tried so many meds including Humira which, I had really bad allergic reaction to it. This meds is made of Rat Protein which doctors dont tell you about it... nothing worked for me i gained about 30lbs with all the inflammation on my joints and fluids retention, first day i took Xeljanz i noticed a big change. Now i feel 100% bett ... Show Full Comment

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