history---diagnosed PMR Febr 2018, GCA April 2018, on 55 mg of prednisone, just took my 2nd shot of Actemra this morning. My question is I fe...
I tried. Unfortunately it is not the answer for me....
Steroids/Actemra/Addison’s = GCA
So after 6 years on steroids Actemra finally enabled me to get down to 6.5....
PolyBursitis Rheumatica & Bacon Sandwiches
My first question was what exactly happens in the body with PMR? What is interesting is my glucose is not affected like it was in the early d...
At a recent scheduled appointment I had a new rheumatologist. He seemed excellent and listened to my woes about my recently diagnosed fibromy...
My Mom, Predinose, Actemra Infusions, and today a clean bill of health.
Many of you have seen my updated posts in the past regarding my Mom and her diagnosis of GCA. My Mom no longer has any symptoms of GCA and he...
Tapering duration for GCA and doses of Pred over time ?
I have mentioned only GCA here as steroid doses are usually much ' higher ' and it would be confusing to merge that with PMR - although that ...
Discontinue prednisone at 9 mgs.
My thrush is not getting better and now after 10 months I’m down to 9 from 60. I am on Actemra....
cost of drug
I guess this is going to be considered a rant!!!! After talking to my GP and rheumatologist, from their opinion, I made the decision to try t...
Actermra and Pred tapering.
I have just read Jim's post about his wife now on 5mg prednisone and reducing having had Actemra. I am in a similar position having been diag...
CAROTID ARTERY BRUITS
Rheumatologist discovered bruits ( whooshing sounds! ) on the right carotid artery at last weeks meeting....
The proposed treatment plan is Actemra if it can be approved for PMR and as a prednisone sparing agent....
The Drama Queen is back!
He then ordered blood test and a muscle biopsy ( maybe, pending on the test results ) I'm not sure if I ever had PMR, my OH and the rheumi, w...
Will any medication ever help ?
I have been on Methotrexate, Enbrel, Cimzia, Leflunomide and Actemra....
Adrenal insufficiency or what?
I've just had my 16th weekly shot of Actemra and I am tapering 0.5 mg of pred every 2 weeks, now on 5/5.5. I have started splitting the dose,...
Slight puffy face at 4 mgs. Prednisone and skin breakout on face.
After 15 months and tapered to 4mgs. Prednisone, I thought my face would be back to normal....
Advice needed- is this normal- should I ride it out longer?
You may know I was diagnosed September 17 with PMR/GMA by my GP who put me on 20 mg prednisone which I stayed on for 5 days. SED rate 95 and ...
23 with RA and osteoarthritis - help!
my RA is now causing osteoarthritis but at only 23 this is very daunting....
Lots of awful pain.
I’m at 4.5 prednisone and take Actemra weekly. Been on prednisone around 14 months....
Actemra and hair loss
Kia ora I have been on monthly infusions of Actermra for 6 months now and recently noticed daily hair loss and that my hair has become straig...
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