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Has anyone taken Kevzara? Any positives or negatives? I’m taking my first injection this Friday.

Has anyone taken Kevzara? Any positives or negatives? I’m taking my first injection this Friday.

Any experience with Kevzara? I’ve taken so many over the years.

A myRAteam Member said:

I tried kevzara and it did nothing for me. It actually brought me more pain but everyone's system is different. Good luck to everyone trying it

posted about 1 year ago

Kevzara self inject

Kevzara self inject

I recently started on Kevzara self inject. So far so good. Is anyone else on this medication?

A myRAteam Member said:

never used that one

posted 6 months ago

Kevzara

Kevzara

Rheumatologist just started me on Kevzara injections... does anyone use this?

A myRAteam Member said:

Took my 1st injection of Kevzara almost 2 weeks ago
I feel way worse after i took it than before... due for another one on Monday.. don't want to take… read more

posted about 1 year ago

Insurance denial of Xeljanz

Insurance denial of Xeljanz

I've been on Enbrel for 2+ years and Humira prior to that. Enbrel worked fairly for the first year or so but I've been having a lot of joint damage in my fingers. Not much pain though. After my last Rheumatologist visit he has suggested trying Xeljanz and has submitted a prescription to my pharmacy (CVS Specialty Pharmacy). So far it has been rejected and they want me to first try Kevzara and Orencia. I haven't found anyone who has used Kevzara and it was only approved in 2017. I know… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I tried a sample of Zeljantz and it worked well for me but my insurance denied it and recommended Humira. My doctor gave me a sample dose pack of read more

posted 6 months ago

Kevzara

Kevzara

Is anyone currently taking or have been prescribed the IL-6 inhibitor biologic RA medication, Kevzara, the manufacturer is Sanofi? If so, is it working, how long did it take for you to notice that your disease seems to be getting under control, and did anyone notice any specific side effects. I'm currently taking the medication, and have 3 injections.

A myRAteam Member said:

I've been on Kevzara injections for about 6 months and I have had GREAT luck so far. Before Kevzara, I was having 3 or more flareups every month with… read more

posted 12 months ago

Switching medication

Switching medication

How many times have you switched medication since your diagnosis?

A myRAteam Member said:

Many times!. I started on mtx, prednisolone and naprosyn for many years . Have been on embrel injections, arava. Have taken prednisolone for over 30… read more

posted about 2 years ago

How is it to go from dmard to a biologic?

How is it to go from dmard to a biologic?

ive been on methotrexate and it didnt work. after that i started arava it worked until i got off of it to have a baby now it doesnt

A myRAteam Member said:

Another long post lol
Like you, I was on Arava which worked fine until I got off because the rheumy I had said it was ok being that I was in remission.… read more

posted about 1 year ago

Orencia

Orencia

I'm on Orencia shots 1ce a wk. I havnt seen relief or improvement. Its getn worse. Iv bn keepn a log of my symptoms. I recently had a temp of 94.6, I was freezn cold. Dr didn't seem concerned abt it. Last wk, 2days n a row I've had a new symptom. My heart felt like it was gona explode. Tht scared me. Iv tried Humira & methotrexate. 1 of thm made me throw up blood. Iv tried Xeljanz. Didn't work. Now Orencia isn't touchn it eithr. Any suggestions? In pain n Bedford.

A myRAteam Member said:

Goodness....after reading a lot of Q&A post I’m seeing people are taking a lot of prescribed medications....My opinion ...when I got to see my… read more

posted 6 months ago

Do you know that RA can attack other organs? Have you heard of someone having that problem?

Do you know that RA can attack other organs? Have you heard of someone having that problem?

A myRAteam Member said:

I kept having what I thought were panic attacks but one day at work my pulse jumped to 210. I went to emergency room. They had to cardioconvert my heart… read more

posted almost 2 years ago
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