Hi all, I’m new here having started treatment for RA in the last 6 months (man, it feels good to finally have a diagnosis and start DOING something! :).
I was started on Methotrexate and Plaquenil, but still have pain and inflammation if I drop my Prednisolone below 7.5mg/day, so the Rheumatologist has suggested Tofacitinib/Xeljanz. She says this is a JAX inhibitor, so it works differently to the other biologics (like Humira). It’s also in tablet form, rather than injectable.
From what I’ve read, trial results show around 20% improvement over the more well known drugs, but it’s only new, so there’s no long term data available.
So — I would love to hear from anyone who is taking it, especially if you’ve ever taken one of the other biologics and so have something to compare it to. Does it work better? Are there any more/less side effects. Anything else you notice?
thanks heaps — mia