Hello RA Warriors! New to this site- 49 yr old female w/ JRA diagnosis at age 3. Numerous surgeries through the years - neck fusion, ankle arthrodesis and last year a total hip replacement (after a fall in snow breaking it due to osteop) . Tried most of the traditional biologics (Humira, Enbrel, Remicade, some twice). Currently on Cimzia but it's no longer working. My rheumy & I are looking at next steps- possibly trying the new one Xeljanz, a different type of biol that targets RA via a different mechanism.
Has Anyone tried this? Results? They are also looking at Rituxan but side effects can be severe and scary. Xeljanz is a once daily pill w/ no injection. Hoping this one hits nail on the head! Pain as you all know is brutal, exhausting, frustrating . I'm still working FT and a mom to 3 boys. Any responses would be great! Carry on fellow warriors! 👍🏻