Is anyone taking Xeljanz?

Doctor has prescribed Xelijanz now after repeat infections on humira. I’ve taken pretty much everything else but none so far have been tolerated. Hoping for feedback before I start the Xeljanz.


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  • aholley0928 author
    7 months ago

    Thank you. I hope you continue to improve. Now my insurance company has turned it down until o try at least 2 more biologics.

  • mickey
    7 months ago

    My fatigue levels have diminished somewhat. All in all, they have gone down as have the pain. With the exception of the past few days and perhaps because it has decided to rain forever, I have had marked improvement with pain, swelling and fatigue. When this episode finally passes, i will have a better answer. I think the Lyrica and acetaminophen help a lot also.

  • mickey
    7 months ago

    Yes, I started Zeljanz about 6 weeks ago. So far, so very good. I was so tired of stabbing myself with first Humira then Enbrel for almost 15 years. Zeljanz has been a minor miracle for me.
    The only ‘possible’ problem I am having is weight gain. I’m not ballooning up or anything but it is a concern, for me. I also just started with Lyrica, which does cause weight gain. It is wonderful for the pain though.
    Anyway, I hope you do well on Xeljanz and that everything works well for you. Good luck.

  • Eileen B moderator
    7 months ago

    How very kind of you to share your experience, @mickey. I’m so glad to hear Xeljanz has been reducing your pain, that’s the dream! Have you noticed any change in your fatigue levels? -Eileen, Psoriatic-Arthritis.com Team

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