Want to learn more about XELJANZ? Meet Alison, Lisa, and David. We reached out to these three XELJANZ patients and asked them to share their stories.
As Alison’s moderate to severe RA progressed, she tried methotrexate and other medications with little success—until she found XELJANZ.
Alison is an elementary school speech therapist who lives in Woodstock, GA. Diagnosed with RA when she was 19, Alison had tried a variety of treatments and still suffered from severe RA joint pain and symptoms. Quite often, her symptoms fluctuated between extremes—some days were great, other days were awful. While she has a great relationship with her doctor, it took her some time to learn how to verbalize the pain she was experiencing and figure out how to manage her condition. She started on XELJANZ after it became available.
When moderate to severe RA started to affect Lisa’s ability to work and care for her family, she knew she had to find a way to manage it.
Lisa a financial manager who lives in Lewisville, NC, with her husband Malcom. Her friends say she’s a go-getter who never lets anything stand in her way. From the moment she wakes up, Lisa is always on the go. When Lisa was first diagnosed with RA, her symptoms were “off the charts.” She began treatment on methotrexate while taking prednisone, but her symptoms still progressed. Then she asked her doctor about XELJANZ. After he explained the common side effects, and the more serious ones like infections and certain cancers, her doctor prescribed her XELJANZ.