Just a quick query really... I'm only 27 and relatively healthy (not overweight, regularly exercise etc...) I've been diagnosed with GPA for three months now and seem to have reacted quite well to the treatment I've been given so far.. (rituximab and daily steroids 25mg/od).
I've been wondering if as I get older (I'm talking like in my 40's) if I can expect to find it harder to 'get over' flair ups of the disease or if its totally random from each patient... I'm hoping if I can maintain a healthy lifestyle over the coming years this will help me in later years! The only reason I ask is because I met a very nice 50 something man when in hospital that also has GPA. I've been in contact with him by email and it seems that he's really be struggling with the treatment of his most recent flair up (sickness and lots of other side-effects).
Are there any known cases of patients going into remission and never again having a flair up of the disease? (if yes I'm hoping I could be one of these lucky few!)
Kind Regards and a happy new year to all readers!