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    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    1/10/2019 11:09:57 PM

    Reviewer: 55-64 on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I am 57 and I have had RA for three years.I had to stop work, cant sleep and I was having flare ups every other day. I couldn't bath or brush my teeth. I was taking Methotrexate,it helps in the beginning, but after awhile, it was no help. I was crying like a baby. Pain all over my body.My doctor was able to convince me to try it, thank God I listened.I was scared of the side effects Though I s ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    11/28/2018 10:45:37 AM

    Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Developed RA in 1993 and for a some years progressed through various simple over-the-counter drugs like Ibuprofen and early prescription drugs like Cortisone tablets. Eventually in the late 90s I was on Methotrexate (MTX) once a week with accompanying folic acid tablets. But in the early 2000s the MTX's effectiveness couldn't keep up with the overall worsening of my RA, so my rheumatologis ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    7/12/2018 12:38:46 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Diagnosed with RA 9 years ago, the same month I retired! Started out in a wheelchair, started on methotrexate, no relief. Moved on to Remicade 4 vials every 6 wks. I could walk, brush my teeth, take a shower, etc. I could feel it working as it flowed through my system. It has been 8 yrs now and I'm at 6 vials every 5 weeks but the effects end now at about 7-10 days after infusion! Had blood ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    6/7/2018 9:10:34 PM

    Reviewer: pastagirl, 75 or over on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I was diagnosed with RA 10 yrs ago. But I was in denial for several years before that. I went to USC in Irvine for a second opinion and met Dr. Andrews, the kindest and most caring doctor I have ever met. He prescribed 300mg. of Remicade to be given every 8 weeks. He also directed that a small dose of Benadryl be administered before the infusion. Very important.....so that you do not have a reacti ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    6/2/2018 9:20:41 PM

    Reviewer: Jllo97, 35-44 Female (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Been using this for a year and a half for RA. I have failed 5 other biological and Rem has worked very well for me. I’m certainly not perfect, but I can go about my daily activities again, unlike the 5 years prior to this treatment. Everyone’s body reacts differently to any med, but this one has been a miracle for me. Since it’s too expensive to get in the office, my rheum has arranged an order fo ... Show Full Comment

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