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I Have Persistent Cough.any Advise Welcome.

I Have Persistent Cough.any Advise Welcome.

A myRAteam Member said:

This is why I joined this group. I cough and cough. Been on Actemra for a year and 7 months. It keeps me up at night. I really like Actemra, it works great for me....if I could just get help with this… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Xeljanz Vs. Actemra Pros And Cons

Xeljanz Vs. Actemra Pros And Cons

Blood tests and a hand x-ray taken last week show that my RA is progressing rapidly. I have been on Orencia for more than a year. I thought it MIGHT be helping, but it clearly is not. Enbrel did made me worse. Avara did not work at all. I cannot take MTX for same reason as Enbrel. My choices are Remicaid, which I nixed because it is only infusion and the possibility of brain infection that cannot be cured. I'm always part of the "Less than 1 percent" of the people. My choice are Xeljanz or Actemread more

A myRAteam Member said:

I have been on Actemra 12 weeks /8 weeks they doubled dose after 12 weeks and I feel almost back to my normal self. My hands still don't make a fist but have had no pain can get up and out of a chair… read more

posted 5 months ago

Has Anyone Been On Actemra?

Has Anyone Been On Actemra?

I spoke with my Rhumy yesterday and instead of starting me on Rituximab, he is going to start me on Actemra, he just first needs to get approval from our provincial health plan so I don't go broke. Has anyone been on this and what did you experience?

A myRAteam Member said:

I was on the infusions and as they had worked so well for me my Rheumy decided to not switch me to the injections. Certainly would have been more convenient than going to an infusion clinic. I found I… read more

posted 5 months ago

Has Anyone Been On Actemra?

Has Anyone Been On Actemra?

Rheumy just started me on Actemra. Xeljanz stopped working 😥
Hard to get used to injections all over again but atleast it's not iv infusions.

A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member.
I'm not on either anymore. taking Remicade infusions that seem to b working quite well. Dont think I ended up trying actemra. Or atleast it did nothing for me

posted 5 months ago

Actemra - Biologic's Drugs

Actemra - Biologic's Drugs

I am going to be going on Actemra, and would like to know what people have experienced on this drug - I.e. Side effects etc.

Thank you

A myRAteam Member said:

Thanks for your comments. I had my infusion yesterday. I have had no side effects since being on Actemra
I have RA throughout, mainly in spine. I still need to be on RX pain medication, trigger… read more

posted over 5 years ago

Does Anybody Use The Self Injecting Actemra Pen? Does It Work For You?

Does Anybody Use The Self Injecting Actemra Pen? Does It Work For You?

A myRAteam Member said:

Just took my second dose of Actemra tonight. The first dose seemed to help for about 8 days, hoping as it builds up in my bloodstream i get a full 2 weeks of relief.

posted 10 months ago

Actemra

Actemra

Going into my question I know everyone is different my question is has any Dr.prescribed actemra knowing you have a lot of health issues that aren't even being addressed and the lower risk drugs you have tried always causes some kind of problem I seem to suffer problems such as listed under side effects now without drugs. Just between a rock and a hard place trying to decide if it's worth the high risk?

A myRAteam Member said:

Definitely hard to find specialists. I had 4 that picked up and left practices. Hard to start over.

posted almost 4 years ago

Can I Combine Xeljanz With Actemra?

Can I Combine Xeljanz With Actemra?

A myRAteam Member said:

I’m starting Humaira this coming week. Any advice for the first weeks?

posted almost 2 years ago

Infection Risk?

Infection Risk?

I’m on actemra and I know getting a piercing is a terrible idea but I really want one. Has anyone gotten a piercing on actemra? Did you get an infection?

A myRAteam Member said:

Has anyone been on plaquenil? Any problems with this med?

posted over 2 years ago

Actemra

Actemra

Just started today after trying Humaira, Embrel and Orencia. Has anyone had experience with Actemra?

A myRAteam Member said:

Hi - I have been on Actemra for a year and 7 months. It is really helping me - it's my 5th treatment in 4 years. I also do a low dose prednisone, 6 mg a day currently. Trying to get it lower. Back in… read more

posted over 1 year ago