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    Re: New Member from Indiana

    cbaker0812

    I was on methotrexate for about two years from 2012-14. I was taking 20-25 mg/week. After about 18 months, I thought the side effect of fatigue had become excessive. By then, I had been...
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    Re: New Member from Indiana

    The “highball” Dirty Don refers to is typically solumedrol (steroid), benadryl (antihistamine for possible allergic reaction), and tylenol. I’ve had 15+ infusions. The evening of the infusion, I...
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    Re: New Member ~ Phoenix, Az

    @ShellLeighScott

    Actually, you’re in better luck regards finding a local GPA specialist. Mayo Clinic has a facility in Phoenix that Dirty Don goes to. He’s doing pretty well, and I hope he’ll...
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    Re: New member from Canada

    Ljj

    Welcome to the club nobody wants to join. You'll find lots of info and support here.

    I was retired when GPA hit, so I didn't have that stressor in my life. I hope your employer will be...
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    Re: Flu shot or not during COVID 19?

    I got my flu shot early in September because my rheumy wanted me to get it before my rituximab on September 22.

    Vaccine is dead virus. I’ve been getting flu shots for at least 30 years and never...
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    Re: Diagnosed with GPA in Bonn - Germany

    ilias

    Wilkommen!! I’m glad you found us, but sad that you are so sick. GPA is so different in its presentation, and that makes it difficult to diagnose.

    I hope your vision will return. I don’t...
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    Re: Introducing myself

    Hi @Gram24

    Sorry to hear about your granddaughter. Sounds like she’s having a rough time with it. I hope she can get into remission soon!! Please keep us posted about her progress.

    This is a...
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    Re: Covid-19

    Steroids reduces the severity and duration of COVIS-19.
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    Re: Happy Birthday

    Happy birthday annekat!!
  10. Thread: Ear Wax

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    Re: Ear Wax

    I went to the OSU ENT Clinic to see what could be done about my ear wax issue. The audiologist found no issues with my hearing aids, but a quick look into my right ear confirmed why I couldn’t hear....
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    Ear Wax

    During the past few months, I’ve noticed that my right ear is producing a lot of wax (cerumen). I had my ears cleaned in June when I went for maintenance on my hearing aids. That helped for awhile,...
  12. Re: GPA with right sided pseudo tumour ,leptomeningeal thickening,peripheral neuropat

    Gary L

    I don’t have the symptoms you describe. Hope yours subside soon.

    Where are you being treated? Several people on here goto Addenbrooke’s and see Dr Jayne there. They all seem to be doing...
  13. Thread: Telling my story

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    Re: Telling my story

    gunnyl

    Good to hear from you and that all is well!! Hope the good partnership continues and results in good health for you!!
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    Re: Recent diagnosis and new to site

    Hi Lisa,

    Glad you found us, but sad you needed to.

    I was situated similar to you at disease onset. Age 64, pretty fit, and no other health concerns. I’m over nine years in now, and have gotten...
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    Re: Covid-19

    Interesting read...

    Steroid's COVID-19 benefits confirmed; spotlight on immune cells
    https://reut.rs/3hev7Eb
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    Re: Covid-19

    Pred may be useful for treating COVID-19.

    Another steroid is thrown into the mix of potential COVID-19 treatments...
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    Re: Thankful to find this forum

    DStaelens

    Welcome to the “club”, Dave. Hope the rituximab proves to be an effective therapy for you. Reading through your symptoms, I thought that there are many folks on here who can relate. The...
  18. Thread: Retuxin infusion

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    Re: Retuxin infusion

    My rituximab infusions have all been non-events. I’m restless the night of the infusion and a little tired the next day, but that has never interfered with anything I wanted to do.
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    Re: Covid-19

    Aneinu

    Here you go: https://www.wegeners-granulomatosis.com/forum/threads/6046-Coronavirus-and-GPA?p=116399#post116399
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    richard052018

    The ER doc told me to follow up with my PCP. We discussed kidney findings. Scarring and thinning are wegs related and likely causing my elevated creatinine and depressed eGFR. Cysts...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    I had to go to the ER this past Sunday evening. I had fallen off a low step stool on Friday and glanced off a drain pipe on the way down. I think I bruised the ribs on my left side. Saturday and most...
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    Re: Where is Everyone?

    It’s been kinda quiet in my part of the world. Ohio has opened up too much and too fast, and we have big spike in new cases as a result. I’m sure the riots in downtown Columbus a couple weeks ago...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    Glad to hear you’re on the mend. Hope it continues.

    It seems Israel’s politics are as messed up as ours in the USA...
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    Re: Haircut

    @Alysia

    There’s an old saying that the difference between a bad haircut and a good one is about two weeks. Glad to hear your cosmetology skills are improving...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    richard052018

    Where did you get your mosr recent infusion? I’m going to Cleveland in September.
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