Is Xeljanz working for your Psoriatic Arthritis? - NRAS


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Is Xeljanz working for your Psoriatic Arthritis?

I'm new here. Diagnosed close to 5 years ago now with Psoriatic Arthritis. Is anyone taking Xeljanz for Psoriatic Arthritis? I was so hopeful that biologics were going to work for me but have tried many meds these last few years that have not worked - Methotrexate, Simponi, Embrel, Otezla, Inflectra. Pills, injections, inusions...I'm trying to stay hopeful about this new med, xeljanz (3rd week in) but am less inclined to think any will work after all these ineffective tries. Any success stories out there for Xeljanz? Has anyone had a similar experience - not finding any medicine that worked?

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Hi Airlin

I'm in the same position as yourself.

I have PsA and still trying to find the right drug. Most dampen things down a bit but I still have on-going active inflammation.

I have previously been on methotrexate, Leflunomide, Cimzia, Benepali, Ustekinumab, Secukinumab, Apremilast & I have just started on Imreldi (Humira) along with Sulphasalazine + a very low dose of Methotrexate as the inflammation has been pretty aggressive.

I currently have lidocaine patches to use to try and numb some painful joints.

I'm forever hopeful that something will give good results but it is very frustrating and demoralising when a drug doesn't work.

Hope you get some relief from your meds.

Best wishes

in reply to Sanbanan

thanks for taking the time to write. I sounds like you've been through a few meds as well. It is hard to keep getting your hopes up each time isn't it? I'm sorry it's been so rough on you as well, but also, it is somehow comforting to know I'm not the only one going through this. Good luck with the Humira. I'm currently on Xeljanz plus a low dose of methotrexate. Maybe this one will be 'the one'!

Hi,I’ve got psa and also been through pretty much the same meds. Am applying for Xeljanz atm so very interested to see how you are getting on with it..side effects etc. Hope it works for u.

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