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Posted 20 Feb 2017 by • 1 answer
I've had rheumatoid arthritis for 20 years I take actemra, a biologic, to treat it, I found out I also have hep c and will be starting treatment for it this week, i know it is 12 weeks but don't know much else about it, will I have to go off of my actemra during the 12 weeks? I know ...
Posted 14 Jan 2017 by • 1 answer
I am a teacher and I need to work for financial reasons. I have lupus, sjrogren's, fibromyalgia and unmanaged ra. My doctor put me on actemra (in addition to the plaquenil and sulfasalazine I was taking already, as well as periodic prednisone injections, and I had been on methotrexate until it ...
Posted 19 Sep 2016 by • 2 answers
Hello! I am starting Actemra next week. I was Dx with PMR in 2004 and in January of this year and landed in the hospital with GCA and the worst headache of my life. I also have RA. I switched rheumatologists and my new one recommended I research and consider starting Actemra. I would like to know ...
Posted 4 Sep 2016 by • 2 answers
I had my 4th dose of Actermia one it will be two weeks Monday! I do feel better since taking it but I still have a Sed Rate of 68 down from 98 4 months ago. I don't want to be discouraged! How long should I expect a good response to this drug! I was on Remicade for 10 years and worked great ...
Posted 13 Jul 2016 by • 1 answer
The drug itself , not the disorder . Is there a cancer treatment in actemra? One of my previous infusions had chemo in it and caused hair loss .
Posted 30 May 2016 by • 1 answer
Could my sun-sensitivity I am noticing be related to this interaction? I have redness and blotchy skin on my shoulders and it itches. I have been on actemra for just 3 months. I went to dermatologist and doc had no clue to direct cause. My "rash" is in a circle not like skin bumps. I feel ...
I have PMR and GCA and have been on steroids for 6 months.My doc wants me to start Actemra infusion?
Posted 18 Jan 2016 by • 2 answers
The side effects from the steroids are out of control. I have trouble going up stairs, my leg muscles have really atrophied. I can't get out of the tub any more. I get claw like hand and foot spasms. Tremors in my hands. Bp 122/94. Anyway, I read about the potential life threatening infections ...
Posted 18 Feb 2016 by • 1 answer
If so, how are you managing? I can't use Restasis. OTC drops, warm compresses and night time ointment already in use. I have RA, Sjogren's disease, and am using a prednisone burst at the moment.
Posted 22 Feb 2016 by • 1 answer
I have rheumatoid and osteo arthritis and this will be my 5th infusion. I receive the infusion 1 x per month. Along with Actemra infusion I am taking 15mg 1 time per week of methotrexate
Posted 26 Jan 2016 by • 1 answer
... rheumatoid arthritis. Since he has turned 18 he hasn't been getting his monthly infusions on time. Sometimes he skips a month... He has the attitude that he doesn't need it... BUT as his mother I know how important it is for his body. He was diagnosed w/ JRA when he was 3yrs old. ...
Posted 13 Nov 2015 by • 1 answer
Their is a chance I am pregnant. Does anyone have a clue if it is safe to continue with my actemra infusions??
Posted 23 Jan 2016 by • 1 answer
During my research today i found two new drugs specific to SS. Actemra and Fresolimumab. They both appear to be in a clinical trial stage but apparently are available. Does anybody on this site have knowledge of these?
Posted 15 Aug 2015 by • 1 answer
I was getting ready for my fourth infusion. no relief at all yet, the pain and the fatigue was as bad as it could be. Them I developed rashes all over my body and swelling on my legs and feet. We stopped the infusions. Now I would like to know how long it will take for Actemra to get out of my ...
Posted 8 Mar 2015 by • 1 answer
Well, have had my third infusion Actemra and still not feeling better. doctor said I was on a low dose he can double my dose I'm scared. he said that I was only taking a small very small dose. having my next infusion March 12th . are there others that are on the Actemra and feeling better? I ...
Posted 30 Jan 2015 by • 1 answer
I just found out on thursday at my ent appointment i keep getting infections because i need my tonsils out. The ent won't even consider it until i get the okay from my rheumatologist. Does anybody know if i will have to stop my actemra for a few months to have it? I got no clue
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