I will be starting Xeljanz as soon as the insurance company removes its head from its rear end. (Why they refuse to approve a drug that is about an eighth the cost of the current treatment is beyond me)
After trying all the other biologics and a few older DMARDS some worked great for a while (Humira, Rituxan, Actemra, Orencia, and Cimzia) only to peter out, while others didn't ever even start to work (Enbrel, Remicade, Arava, Plaquenil, MTX alone). I have tried recycling back to a few of them, but have developed allergies to Humira, Arava, and Rituxan--currently taking Actemra and it has lost most of its effectiveness over the past year.
If insurance does a flat refusal I will be going back on Cimzia as it worked best without allergies (Humira was absolute best for me, but that is anaphylaxis waiting to happen).
How are the new pills doing? Any luck? I am hoping that they work well for you... and for me once I get it!
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