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Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
11/3/2013 8:02:52 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I've only been on this drug for 17 days. While my joints definitely feel better, the side effects so far are HORRIBLE! Headaches, heartburn, constipation, constant hot flashes, fatigue, and depression. It has taken me 10 months to finally get to my goal weight, and while I haven't changed my diet or exercise, I'm struggling to stay where I was. I can see me easily gaining weight on thi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
10/30/2013 12:54:10 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
diagnosed RA 2009 been taking hydroxychlorquine for 3 years with gin soaked rasins this kept me in remission except for once or twice flare a year. June of 2013 flares and stiffness increased, started Xeljanz 1 week ago and right away gave me relief. day 8 had some stiffness, but day 9 better. only side effect is some chest pain on right side comes and goes when working out. will report back w ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
10/20/2013 8:03:48 PM

Reviewer: Amy, 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:
I started this drug after many injections not working and one allergic reaction. I was diagnosed with RA at age 31. I've been suffering since then with swollen and stiff joints from my neck to my toes. I started this drug and it has really made a difference in my life. I love it. Side effects for me is severe stomach aches but only if I tend to take the pill too soon. If I eat then take the pi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
10/1/2013 10:52:10 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been on this medication for about five months. At first I was so happy because it worked so well. My hands stopped swelling and cramping and my shoulders stopped hurting. But boy I started getting hot flashes every half hour, so bad that my head was throbbing.Also I've gained weight.My back hurts worse than ever. I'm nit saying the Xeljanz is causing this, but I was on Cimzia befor ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
9/16/2013 3:30:49 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Haven't been on it that long but so far so good. I haven't had any bad flareups since I started it a week ago. Side effects are giving me the blues. I am experiencing nausea, upset stomach, night sweats and loose bowels. Not sure if I'll want to continue with this med. if side affects don't subside. Hated having to inject myself with Humera but I didn't have to deal with a ... Show Full Comment

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