Actemra - What is the subcutaneous injection duration for GCA - urgent Info request
I have GCA confirmed. I must start on Actemra subcutaneous injection of 162 mg ....
Pain and methotrexate.
How long does it usually take for methotrexate to bring pain down? I’m just struggling all the time without the Actemra, that I was on for ov...
Tocilizumab and demyelination
Actemra for PMR and maybe even for GCA is IMO, a huge, completely unnecessary risk....
Clinic Note: GCA patient is completely non compliant with my excellent treatment plan.
It's as though all my realities with GCA are unimportant, figments of my imagination, or products of over excitement and anxiety....
I’m so excited
Okay, I know it’s too soon to celebrate, but this is the first day [ b]in 8 years[/b ] I did not take Prednisone!...
New to GCA at age 50
Hi all, I live in Taiwan, born in Holland, and was diagnosed this January, on my 50th birthday with GCA....
Disappointed with Actemra
After being on Actemra since May 1st, I am now experiencing a full blown flare. At first it was like a miracle, my markers went down to norma...
For our GCAPro. Surgery/relapse
In February I had minor eye surgery. At 10 mg plus Actemra....
HELP...TCA,PMR, FIBRO Actemra
I went to see the Rheumy today. I am on weekly shots of Actemra and 2mg....
Bit of a GCA dilemma
Diagnosed in 2011 with PMR, then GCA in 2017 ( hoarseness was a symptom )....
Weakness in Thighs - how to remedy
I have started to have weakness in my thighs. I notice it when attempting to stand from a seated position, going up stairs, even just a few, ...
Scoop on latest rheumi visit.
My next appointment with rheumi in October will mark the end of the second year since my PMR diagnosis....
Hope or hopeless
I’m not doing well after 17 months since diagnosed. Im 74 but had a fibromyalgia diagnosis for 36 years before GCA/PMR....
Has Actemra been helpful for PMR?
I have had a flare of PMR when I got down to 7 mg reducing by 1 mg per month....
Has anyone used this drug? I had a temporal biopsy a week ago, started on 60 mg prednisone, still feel like my head is in a vice, a squeezing...
What should I do prior to Endo appointment?
I doubt there is a correct answer to this question but I would like this appointment to be a productive one. I am currently taking 5 mg of pr...
Club zero for 5 days and counting --- unconventional method
Six months ago I was stuck on 10 mg prednisone and my rheum insisted that I taper as low as possible. I managed to get down to 7 mg in Decemb...
Cannabidiol (CBD) and GCA treatment - all narratives welcome
If anyone has any commentary about using Cannabidiol ( CBD ) for use in treating GCA or PMR or any form of Arteritis, it will be helpful to k...
Actemra biological injection for Rhuematoid Arthritis
Could anyone help me please. You have been injecting myself now for about 6 months....
Suffering on Humira
New to the group and hoping for insight. I have had four Humira infusions....
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