Hey, RA friends. I’d love to get some opinions on a situation I’m experiencing and I’m curious if other people have gone through something similar
I’ve been waiting for several months to get Xeljanz approved but it just got rejected for the second time yesterday. My rheumatologist believes I should try a JAK-inhibitor because I have failed Enbrel and Humira (two TNF blockers), but to be honest, I’m pretty nervous about it. All of the JAK-inhibitors out there come with a risk of blood clots,… read more
Hi there. I take Xeljanz and it works great. I'm concerned about clots too, but the benefits far outweigh the risks for me. It's always a trade-off with RA meds, unfortunately. Take care of yourself.
I think I would exhaust my other options for us that’s a really risky question good luck
I've been on Xeljanz XR and low dose prednisone (5 to 7.5mg) for 1.5 years now and it's the only med that significantly reduced the frequency and duration of my flares, as well as the severity. I've tried sulfasalazine, plaquenil, methotrexate, Enbrel, and Humira, all while simultaneously taking prednisone. None of them worked like Xeljanz.
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