I am taking Tocilizumab for GCA very successfully - and I now have shingles probably because my immune system is suppressed. I feel really miserable and in awful pain.
Taking antivirals. Have been told to stop the Tocilixumab for 4 weeks which will make 6 weeks in all since I had an injection. I take injections fortnightly and have taken them for 16 months. Am really worried I will get a a relapse of the GCA. Has anyone stopped taking TZ and not had a relapse? Would love some advice - difficult to speak to my consultant - has to be done via a secretary.