I haven't posted in a very long time but I was started on Xeljanz in mid December so I thought I'd comment on my progress. Previously, I had tried the 5 ASAs, Imuran, Humira, Remicade, Entivyo, Stelara. That's all I can remember right now. Nothing was working, unfortunately. After starting Xeljanz, I began feeling a LOT better. I went from being sick enough to be in the hospital to going out and having a social life after only a week. Having had quite terrible inflammation for the past 5 years, I really didn't think anything was going to work. I really hope this isn't a fluke. I heard it's been newly approved for UC. That does scare me a bit because I'm the first patient my gastroenterologist has prescribed this medication to so I feel like a guinea pig but I'm glad it's working. Thought I'd share this update with anyone that has tried all of the biologics and still hasn't had any success.
Thanks for reading
Hello. My name is Gina :)Condition:
Ulcerative Colitis (dx Jan 2011), IBS-CPast Drugs:
Ectocort Enema, Sulphasalazine, Salofalk, Pantoloc, Betnesol Enema, Prednisone, Humira, Imuran, Diclectin, Nortriptyline, Remicade, Motilium, Entivyo, Constella etc.Current Drugs:
Stelara, Nortriptyline, Gabapentin - currently flaring
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