Patients in Focus

Patients in Focus

A Closer Look at Real Patient Stories

We reached out to the following adult patients with moderate to severe RA, or moderate to severe UC who were prescribed XELJANZ after TNF blockers did not work well or could not be tolerated. Learn about their journeys on XELJANZ by exploring their stories below. Individual results may vary. Patient ambassador stories have been created in partnership with Pfizer.

Meet Ronda

Meet Ronda

Diagnosis: Moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis

To Ronda, there's just something about quilting—the feeling of a patch and the care she puts into every stitch. So, when it looked like the joint pain and swelling of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis could keep her from sewing a special high school graduation gift for her granddaughter, she knew something had to change.

The impact of XELJANZ

Because of her RA symptoms, Ronda found it harder to do the things that she loves to do. She tried methotrexate and then TNF blockers, but she did not receive enough relief. Her doctor suggested XELJANZ as an option, and they discussed the benefits and serious side effects. A couple of weeks after starting on XELJANZ, Ronda noticed an improvement in her joint pain and swelling.*

*In clinical trials, it took up to three months or longer for some patients to see improvement.
Individual results may vary.

I just kept working on it a little bit at a time, and it was done.”

With XELJANZ, Ronda has been able to manage her RA symptoms. For her, finding an effective treatment wasn’t just about feeling better physically, but also about feeling well enough to be able to complete the handmade heirlooms she wanted to share with her family.

Maybe one treatment doesn’t work for you, but … keep trying. Just never give up.
- Ronda
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Ronda in focus

Ronda in focus

Ronda’s passions are quilting and baking, but she also enjoys swimming, gardening, and walking her dog. Above all else, Ronda loves spending time with her granddaughters. On most days you’ll find her outdoors or getting something done around the house.

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