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Orencia - Any suggestions for prevention of infection after treatment?

Posted 14 Jan 2017 by Lynniek 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 ...

Do you have to stop taking biologic to take the hep c treatment?

Posted 20 Feb 2017 by jmo2280 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 ...

Starting Actemra for PMR, RA and GCA looking for others currently using Actemra?

Posted 19 Sep 2016 by Nitrobunny 7 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 ...

Actemra - How long will it take to work!?

Posted 4 Sep 2016 by GammaD64 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 ...

Does Actemra cause hair loss ?

Posted 13 Jul 2016 by kizzie4041 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 .

Is there a negative interaction with actemra and steroids?

Posted 30 May 2016 by purplestar 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 maryanned79 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 ...

Hello Actemra users, anyone having issues with eyes on Actemra, dry eye and painful red eye lids?

Posted 18 Feb 2016 by cari1 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.

My son is 19 yrs old and has been on Actemra IV infusions for about 4 yrs for his juvenile?

Posted 26 Jan 2016 by Hoopmomma11 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. ...

Systemic Sclerosis - Effectiveness of Actemra and Fresolimumab?

Posted 23 Jan 2016 by Maamen 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?

How long does it take to get actemra out of your system?

Posted 15 Aug 2015 by M-Cirlande 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 ...

Not feeling any better with Actemra?

Posted 8 Mar 2015 by cher488 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 ...

Has anybody had surgery while on actemra?

Posted 30 Jan 2015 by angjlu 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

Well I will be going in soon for my next infusion of Actemra?

Posted 25 Jan 2015 by cher488 1 answer

Going in for my next infusion of Actemra soon. Meantime, had to ask for another perception of prednisone. I am hoping the Actemra starts working soon. The doctor doesnt want to keep me on the prednisone for some reason. I did notice that on my last blood work , my level has come down a little bit ...

I will have been on Actemra infusions for a year in August. Had had many side effects. Sores in my?

Posted 5 Jul 2013 by bevnichols 1 answer

... mouth. Gastrointestinal problems. Last month was the worst. Woke the night of my infusion with the soft palate in my mouth swollen. Glands extremely sore and swollen. I could hardly swallow. One tonsil ballooned. Kept me awake most of the night. very painful. lasted the entire month of June. ...

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