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I have been taking Xeljanz for over a year. After reading all of the posts, I must have the least amount of trouble with the medicine. I read about the auras that someone has and I have them too without pain or a headache like migrains. So I decided just to quit taking the medicine. Can you please direct me toward any research on this medicine and its effect on people over time? Today I hurt (hands), but I have been doing a great deal of cleaning, lifting, etc. So it may be self imposed. Would I have this ache in my hands if I had stayed on the medicine? I do not know. Is there any research out there that shows what it does to you? I will have to face my doctor soon, so I really need some information. Controlling the food that exacerbated my illness has worked. (Taking an alcat.com blood test and getting off the food that I am sensitive to) But now I am hurting again. If you have any information please share it. Thanks for any information you can give me.
the top of head itch is so severe I feel like someone who is scratching from lice infection. I'd been taking Xarelto for about a month when I noticed the severe head itch. I've also had itch on back but nowhere near as severe as on head. I don't see any rash anywhere.
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I am on Immuran now....been taking 50mg x 4 xday for past year. My Rheumatologist just prescribed Xeljanz XR 11mgs. He would like me to stay on Immuran also but drop down to two pills a day. I am nervous about staying on Immuran because I read on Xeljanz site not to take these meds together. I also asked my pharmacist and he said the same thing. When I brought this up to Rheumatologist's front office staff they said that "yes, the pharmacist does not always agree with doctor...but doctor has used this combination before". I should follow the doctors orders. Is anyone else on this combination? Thank you.
Help!! Awful taste in my mouth. Nothing gets rid of it, except eating (of course). It's terrible because the xeljanz was working. But now I don't even want to take the medicine anymore. Any advice, Thanks
I have been on Xeljanz 11m. time release for right at 12 months ... all of a sudden every time I bend down I get a burning pain in my throat like acid reflux or maybe it is "gerd". I also tend to feel it when I lay down to sleep, a burn from my throat down to chest. Maybe from taking this medication, maybe not. But I have never had it before and ate what ever I liked. Just would like to hear from others on this medication. Thank you.
I'm writing in hopes of maybe finding answers for my 77 yr old grandma. All in a year's time she found out she has a type of lung cancer that spreads to other organs, which has since gotten in her bones. She started the Opdivo immunotherapy treatments and for the better part of the course of treatment, she's done great. She has recently for the better part of 3 months now been declining rapidly! After many hospital stays for "UTI's", sepsis, and lastly a rehab facility, the hospitalist at the rehab facility saw a big red flag on her combinations of methotrexate and xeljanz and immediately took her off of them both! Before these 2 medications, she use to get the Orencia infusions. For whatever reason she stopped those and has been on the methotrexate & xeljanz for over a year. After reading up on methotrexate toxicity and the major interaction warnings for the two, and reading numerous horror stories of just methotrexate toxicity in older patients, I'm really feeling like this maybe her problem! I'm just looking for any answer from anyone who may have had any serious side effects to either drug alone or especially in combination! Thank you
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