I am on Tocilizumab ( for GCA with Pred) ( 13th self administered injection due Friday). I have had a cold type virus for a week that seems to have eased off now. For some weeks I have had a swollen watering right eye and an infection in one nostril ( same side). I have now developed an ulcer type sore in the inner corner of the same eye with a white discharge, pain, itching and flaking skin. I sent a photograph to my GP via my phone, he is concerned that it might be the start of shingles. He has, however prescribed a course of anti- biotics.
Has anyone experienced these symptoms with Tocilizumab?
Should I stop my next injection whilst on anti-biotics? The GP didn’t seem sure but they were dealing with an influx of phone calls following the PM’s COVID broadcast. Thanks!
I will talk to my Rheumatologist when I can get her.