Happy new year all. I hope you had a lovely Christmas. I must admit that I found making the Christmas dinner hard work this year and was very grateful for my perching stool.
My question is for those who are taking Actemra...I don't think there are many of us here. I started this a couple of months ago and have found I get bad stomach pains after injecting. Also over the Christmas period I didn't have much appetite. I get full very quickly and if I do eat a large meal I feel really bloated and uncomfortable.
I mentioned this when I got my call today from the nurse at my delivery company as I was unsure whether to wait for my rheumatologist appointment on 19th January. He told me they've had a lot of reports complaining of stomach problems recently and asked permission to pass my details to the drug manufacturer. He said they may contact me and my rheumatology team.
I'd be interested to know if anyone else has been bothered by these symptoms. I'm actually becoming scared of eating a full meal and am picking at toast etc instead. I'd like to say I'm losing weight but unfortunately I think I'm getting fatter. I came off oral steroids in December following treatment for a very debilitating flare.