April 26, 2020
What is your experience taking Kevzara and if it was effective, how quickly was it helpful?
April 27, 2020
Hi BillE. It is good that you are looking for information on any potential new medication, but I do want to stress that every person may have distinct/individual experiences or reactions. My wife, Kelly Mack (a contributor here), was diagnosed with juvenile RA at two, over 40 years ago. Kevzara is the first treatment to bring her inflammation down into the normal range. She wrote about the initial experience here: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/remission-vs-cure/. Kevzara has not been without side effects, such as some stomach issues, but the benefits have outweighed those. Kelly was diagnosed with a relatively rare form of psoriasis since starting Kevzara, but it is unknown whether it could have been a contributing trigger. Overall she has been quite happy with the impact of Kevzara on her JRA.This article from our editorial team gives an overview of the drug: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/treatment/kevzara-reviews-how-does-it-work/. Wishing you the best. Richard (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)
April 27, 2020
Thanks for sharing your wife’s experience! I’ve only been taking Kevzara for a month but feel improvement already. I have also had RA for a long time, constantly searching for help, most often with medications that offer short term relief or none at all. I’ve been helped by diet, supplements, and exercise, when I able to exercise. All my joints have been replaced except my left hip, some multiple times due to the erosive component of RA and long term steroid use. It’s been a long struggle but for the first time in many years, I believe I have found help. Not a cure, I know, but, for now, a brief glimpse into a better life with RA. Again, many thanks for your insight and sharing your wife’s story.