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Posted 19 Sep 2016 by • 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 ...
Posted 21 Nov 2010 by • 3 answers
I was in a study for Rituxam for over 5 years but felt like I had built up a tolerance to it. In hopes that one of the newer RXs would work I reluctantly came off the study & started Cimzia around Feb (9 mths ago) but have not had any relief so my RA Dr is going to try me on Actemra. I have a ...
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 • 4 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 25 Mar 2013 by • 4 answers
I have had RA for over 3yrs tried methotrexate and sulfasazine didn't work, humira worked for awhile and simponi didn't work at all... And now will start actemra soon... I am not afraid of needles just of the unknown any tips or facts will help??
Posted 18 Feb 2018 by • 3 answers
However, I'm having trouble getting 'approved' from the drug company for co-pay assist. I have never experienced this before and I have had co-pay assist from Humira, Enbrel and Actemra. My sample has run out in the time it's taking for all the paperwork to go through. I have ...
Posted 4 Oct 2010 by • 4 answers
Is there a super special Rheumatology clinic in the US?
Posted 26 Mar 2011 by • 1 answer
I have been on Actemra for about 7 months for rheumatoid arthritis. I recently noticed my hair is thinner. Can this drug cause hair loss?
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 15 Jan 2011 by • 3 answers
I've been thinking about trying a new RA Dr. All the stuff I've been reading always speaks of this wonderful "relationship" you should have w/ your Dr. (Which only makes since seeing how often I'm there.) And how all these treatmt options should be available & discussed ...
Posted 3 Jan 2012 by • 1 answer
I was on Remicade for up to 9 years. Changed to Actemra after too many bad days per month on Remicade. Now, after 3 load-in doses of Actemra, I'm miserable with even more bad days, crippling foot pain and bad hands. Is this normal?
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 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 25 Feb 2011 by • 2 answers
Is there anything to take? Is there anything to help over the counter
Posted 5 Jul 2013 by • 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. ...
Posted 30 Jan 2015 by • 2 answers
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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