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Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
1/27/2014 6:04:47 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My joint swelling has dissipated but the fatigue is just as severe. Also, I've gained 20 lbs since beginning this drug therapy in August 2013. This is heartbreaking for me since I've worked very hard to lose 60 lbs in the last 3 years. Our insurance company made the decision to exclude Xeljanz from our plan. I guess that's my sign to stop taking it.

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
1/24/2014 11:05:41 PM

Reviewer: timco135, Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
for the lipid problems i take lovastatin. had to take it originally while taking actemra which caused the higher lipid levels too

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
12/3/2013 12:57:29 AM

Reviewer: Frenchie404, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have severe RA and nothing has worked until this. My joints feel better and I can climb stairs which I've avoided doing when I could. However the side effects I've had are HORRIBLE. My lipid panel was fine until this drug, my lipid panel is now off the charts which is really bad. Second I've gained about 35 lbs in two months while on this drug. Third it interacts with birth control w ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
11/29/2013 9:41:03 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 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 noticed relief from symptoms within the first couple of weeks and others noticed how well I was doing. I feel better than I have in over a decade. I am on plaquinel methotrexate and have tried several biologic. I found infusions difficult because I was so fatigued afterwards I had to have someone drive me home. I find that xeljanx gives me a consistent dose so I feel pretty much the same a ... Show Full Comment

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

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