Managing pain and failing biological agents
Is there anyone out there who had “ failed ” all of these other drugs to keep the ra away?...
At a recent scheduled appointment I had a new rheumatologist. He seemed excellent and listened to my woes about my recently diagnosed fibromy...
Diagnosed with pmr January 2018 and GCA and osteoporosis March 2018....
Diagnosed with PMR late Febr 2018 & GCA in April--currently taking 50 mg of prednisone daily....
Emotional and getting muscle spasms
Hi I was just wondering if when tapering down ( came from 60mg now at 8mg, also am on 162 Actemra weekly ) came down to 8mg last Friday. I am...
Actemra has been really keeping my pain tolerable, however I needed a crown and was advised to discontinue my weekly shot two weeks prior to ...
I also take weekly methotrexate and Actemra injections which I don’t think is helping as well as it should but am afraid to start the process...
Sour sweat odor
I have GCA and the smallest of physical tasks makes me sweat profusely it seems now and my sweat turns to a sour like odor as it dries....
Thinking it was the bulge they did back surgery, pain went away for a couple of days and then was back----now however I really believe it was...
Tapering Pred on Actemra Feeling Bad @4Mg... Normal?
I had been diagnosed with PMR 4 yrs ago at 54 and more recently GCA....
Cortisol and adrenals Pro where are you
My cortisol level was 1. Both my endocrinologist and rheumatologist did not seem concerned....
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...
Anyone else on Actemra for PMR?
After two and a half years of trying to reduce pred doseage for PRM ( I’m 72 and have osteoporosis ) my rheumatologist got me approved for Ac...
Change Health Care to get Actemra?
I was diagnosed with PMR about a year ago, started on 15, up to 20 after three weeks, and down to 8.5 now with one flare @14mg....
Update- showing articles to rheumy
Continuing the story about being dismissed by my rheumy and searching for a better one. I got a referral and saw the new doctor on April 25....
Tapering glitch while on Actemra
I was walking to the market this morning when I had to turn back and go home due to severe pain in my hips caused by walking. I lay down for ...
Weight gain on Tocilizumab / Actemra
Having a terrible time right now with body confidence. Only trying to lose a stone or half a stone....
Actemra side effects
Not sure if I am suffering side effects from Actemra. The last few days I have been itchy all over the body, also had symptoms similar to com...
Suffering severely. Cortisol too low.
I posted last around three months ago and asked about members who might be taking supplements to help restore cortisol levels. I never did se...
In need of advice!
I have been diagnosed with PMR for 10 years and have tapered off prednisone three times. I have tried many medications and only NSAIDs were u...
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