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Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
6/30/2013 11:40:02 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
1st dosage 5 mg 2 x daily started 03/13. after about 5 wks, pain and fatigue where reduced greatly.. thinking i had finally found something that worked. it was wonderful. then got deathly ill maybe flu/bronchitis... caused by immunosuppressant aspect of drug, i'm sure. took 3 wks to get well w/2 rounds of antibiotics. During this time stopped the xeljanz. After starting back xeljanz i never re ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
6/18/2013 7:05:18 AM

Reviewer: malloo, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Have been on this drug for 3 years ( on a drug trial) its fantastic. no swelling joints, no fatigue , dont even have any pain. its been a life saver. It did take about 3 months to kick in to start with but its great. Will be realeased in AU end of this year. Only side affect that i can think of is a stuffy nose. I have my life back.

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
6/11/2013 9:25:32 PM

Reviewer: Sue, 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 had tried Enbrel before beginning Xeljanz and have found Xeljanz to be very effective in lowering my swelling, stiffness, and pain. Though I still have symptoms they are lessened so I can continue to work without accomodations, exercise, and have a normal life. The pills are very easy to take. I have no stomach upset or even side effects for that matter. Far easier than a weekly shot. If someone ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
6/3/2013 7:50:18 PM

Reviewer: RA, Lupus , 55-64 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 have RA, Lupus & Sjogren's Syndrome. Joint pain stopped after the first week of taking the Xeljanz. The fatigue is a killer with all three of these. Had more energy right away which was the best thing ever! I just hope that the price comes down so that I can continue to take it.

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
6/3/2013 4:14:28 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I've had a bad flareup of my RA for several months now and we were unable to get it under control with Methotrexate and Prednisone. Dr. suggested trying Xeljanz instead of going to injectable/infusion. It has definitely gotten my flare under control although I had developed trigger thumb which did not come back (had to have thumb surgery). I'm a big concerned about how new this drug is ... Show Full Comment

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