Reduce 5 or less
So just took ESR and CRP. CRP normal waiting on ESR Had to go up to 40 because of eye infection....
What medications should I be taking now?
I have never liked taking medications and always tried to evaluate which ones I REALLY needed and which ones ACTUALLY worked as intended. Ath...
Just checking in to see if anyone has treated PMR with cannabis? Methotrexate doesn't look hopeful as the sole treatment for PMR....
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...
Actemra Is Now In My Life
Hi everyone, Kentishgirl Girl Here, we I am now on actemra, I'm not happy about it! the possible side effects scare me to death!!...
Biologics and appetite
For the past few years I've been on biologics. First Humira, then Actemra and recently I started Xeljanz....
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...
GCA Prednisone and Depression- Help?
Hi everyone At the start of last year ( 2018 ) my mom was diagnosed with GCA. Unfortunately, her GCA diagnosis came only after some ophthalmo...
Prednisone tapering and mood
I am on monthly Actemra infusions and now down to 2mg prednisone with no ill effects except that I have noticed my mood is quite low and dull...
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 ...
CAROTID ARTERY BRUITS
Rheumatologist discovered bruits ( whooshing sounds! ) on the right carotid artery at last weeks meeting....
I give up!!!!!!! discouraged
sooooooooooo----Prednisone, GCA and Actemra all thave dizziness and lightheaded, as a side effect, then throw in PMR and fatigue, no wonder I...
Radiation treatments and PMR/GCA
PMR 2016, GCA OCT 2017. Necessary to stop Actemra 11/18 preop work up for Lumpectomy and Sentinal node biopsy done 1/23/19....
Steroids/Actemra/Addison’s = GCA
So after 6 years on steroids Actemra finally enabled me to get down to 6.5....
I haven't written or even read much on here for a while. There was a perfect storm, coming from all directions, for a depression to set in....
I'll Have What She's Having...
ACTEMRA for GCA - actemra.com/content/dam/gen......
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,...
List of biologics.
Hi I’m looking for a full list of biologics that treat RA. So far I have: Actemra Cimzia Enbrel Humira Kineret Orencia Remicade Rituxan Simps...
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....
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