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Has Anyone Been On Xeljanz? It’s A Jak Inhibitor.

Has Anyone Been On Xeljanz? It’s A Jak Inhibitor.

A myRAteam Member said:

I’ve been on Xeljanz XR since mid 2018. It’s been a god send for me. No side affects at all.

posted over 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Acupuncture really does help even more than physical therapy in my experience.

posted 7 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I was on methotrexate, then Cimzia. All of these drugs have potential side affects so its all a game of chance. If the pain is not tolerable or getting better then why continue with something that is no longer working? That’s my opinion. I would definitely try massages and maybe physical therapy? Set a time frame, then talk to your doctor. The goal of meds is to prevent deformity.

posted over 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member
Unless your bloodwork is showing that you need a med change, stick with what is working, until it doesn't. That is my personal experience. We all react differently to the medications we take for RA. I failed several before Xeljanz and XeljanzXR. I have had no side effects. Others on the site find Humira to be their working med.
As for that subborn joint, if it is just stiff, try massaging in some Arnicare or lavender cream. If it is painful, you may want to try some Dragon numbing gel.
I hope this helps.

posted over 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have and the side Effects were bad. No control over my bowels. I know tmi.

posted over 1 year ago
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