When I was on enbriel and humara with my federal insurance I was lucky. It cost $5.00 . My Xeljanz XR has a zero co-pay which is wonderful. How often do yall see your RA doctors? Mine wants every 2-3 months unless blood work is off then monthly. I have blood work done every visit. He keeps a very close eye on it.)
I’ve been on Humira in the past and I found it to work for me. Presently I’m on Xeljanz once a day. I started on twice a day. I don’t know that I notice a difference but this winter in Chicago has been bad for me. I’ve been considering talking to my rheumatologist about switching. When he did my blood work last year it seemed I had a great handle on my RA. I’m waiting to see once the weather gets better if things change. I read on here someone takes it with sulfa Dean which I do not I wonder if that something I should talk to my doctor about.
Sorry I got off track, but it has raised my cholesterol as A side effect but thankfully my good cholesterol is extremely high so it’s off siding it I will not take a prescription to offset a side effect of a prescription.
I have been taking Xeljanx for a year now . I’ve had no side effects and it’s keeping my numbers down. I took Enbrel 8 years ago and had a bad reaction. When Xeljanx came out it’s workiing very well for me. Check with your doctor, they have a copayment program,
Hi Deb1962, you have great questions. I started out being diagnosed with RA 21 years ago. My RA doctor at that time put me on methotrexate witch I stayed on for 15 years. It seemed to work pretty well and seemed to keep my RA in check. A different RA doctor having Newer information and new medicine thought that I would do better on xeljanz . I do believe it helped more. The problem with xeljanz I is apparently the. Price, so now I’m on humara. All we really can do is discuss with your RA doctor what according to all your blood test, make an educated decision. Our RA I believe everyone is different. Talk to your doctor when you see him and call and talk to and get to know his nurce about your concerns. And then live and trust God.