Has anyone taken Actemra infusions? I do not do well with drugs and my Rhumy has suggested it as I don't want to try the Mehotrexate due to all the side effects. She feels Actemra is worse on the body though. I don't want either. Started Dec. 0f 2014 on 60 mgs Prednisone for GCA after biopsy, had a flare for four months ago (April of 2015) Finally got down to 14.5 mgs. this past January and another flare. Up to 34 mgs now and still not under control. As a result of Prednisone, now have Diabetes and Osteoporosis, just turned 69. It is so depressing to keep going backwards, live alone which makes even harder. Anyone else have the problem of trying to reduce. Keep getting numbness in temple and tingling (where biopsy done, thought maybe from that, but now wondering if part of the flare, and eye pain. Also have PMR. Thank you for reading this and if you hae any answers would be greatluy appreciated. Read Kate's book and gave a copy to my neuro opthemologist at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. Born with a tiny kidney so basically one working, another reason don't want to add any more drugs to my body.