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    Info on flu this past week

    USA - Key updates for Week 13, ending March 28, 2020
    Nationally, the percent of laboratory specimens testing positive for influenza at clinical laboratories continued to decrease and is now low. ...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    I read that Taiwan did well in handling the pandemic because they were excluded from WHO and didn't get their false info down playing the seriousness of the Covid-19.
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    I just read that both countries are experiencing a rebound in number of cases from people returning or visiting their countries again. Still low numbers but a disturbing trend since there are big...
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    Info about the virus I found interesting and helpful

    The following is forwarded from Irene Ken a physician whose daughter is an Asst. Prof of infectious diseases at John Hopkins University.

    Informative medical science facts...
    In our community...
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    Re: COVID 19 and Wegener's - musings

    Is this drug ever used in treatment of GPA? tocilizumab

    massive steroids are usually used but are there any other similarities in how Covid 19 and GPA flares are usually treated?
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    How do they get the items from the store into your car cause the drive thru windows are rather small? Does some one bring them out and give them to you?
    I learned our Walgreens says they will only...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    I went in two days early for my Pentamadine treatment for same reason. We had no confirmed cases in town yet or suspected cases being treated in the hospital so this was as safe a time as it is...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    I read that younger and older people are most blase about physical distance for safety. For me the memories of fighting for air when I was drowning in my own blood ten years ago for weeks in ICU is...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    I tried the desensitization protocol a few years back and I was terminated from it on the second day as my throat started to tighten up. Other wise as I recall it was a 20 day procedure so I went on...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    Our state has canceled all non-essential medical services so I will find out next week if my monthly Pentamadine treatment is considered essential. Last week my internist thought I should take it as...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA Great News just posted.

    Based on results of clinical trials conducted with affected patients in both Wuhan and Shenzhen by Chinese medical authorities, Japanese-made flu drug favipiravir (also known as Avigan) has been...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    Lots of discussion going on as every place and people try to deal with steps to contain the virus. Changes and rules happen very quickly which just contributes to the chaos and stress. But for the...
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    Re: Duke visit and Richmond Virginia

    Sinus damage from GPA is very common. GPA can attack the eyes and scleritis is common along with inflammation of eye lids but more serious attacks can also cause loss of vision so prompt assessment...
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    Re: Thx 4 Birthday wish

    Hope your next birthday is more joyous occasion.
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    Re: Tinnitus, how can I cope with this symptom?

    I lost my hearing and balance in my right ear from GPA. I had poor hearing already in my left ear from several surgeries necessitated by years of infections and only had my inner ear left which gave...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    It is amazing how fast things can change as people react to the Covid-19 pandemic. Shortly after my last post our State canceled all the high school basketball tournament games, all nursing homes...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    One bright spot is Mayo just developed a validated test for Covid -19.

    The results from the test will be available “within 24 hours,” said Matthew Binnicker, a clinical microbiologist and...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    My internist told me yesterday that with my health issues; diabetes, older age, GPA, several recent episodes of pneumonia, lung and kidney damage from diabetes and GPA, and a suppressed immune system...
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    Re: GPA -> Scleritis and Rituxan anyone?

    I had scleritis before I was diagnosed with Wegener's. An optometrist was able to treat this successfully. I think I used some steroid eye drops and mega dosage of ibuprofen. He was also the only...
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    Re: Confirmed Diagnosis

    One of our wise members years ago said "Just because you have GPA doesn't mean you can't also have another problem"
    Of course many new strange symptoms do appear from GPA from time to time but it is...
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    Re: My story...

    It sounds like the doctor in Calgary might be a great resource. Anyone who can diagnose it correctly upon first meeting and knows how to treat it is worth keeping.
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    Re: Prednisone, Diabetes, Flare

    Have you tried monitoring your Blood Glucose levels at home with a blood glucose testing kit?
    High levels of pred really increase your BG levels.
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    The only thing they are telling people so far is to use the usual precautions you take to try avoid catching a cold or flu by avoiding close contact with people obviously ill, and to wash your hands...
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    Re: New Here - Dx question

    A lot of the auto immune diseases are similar in their manifestations and often they are treated in a similar manner like using pred meds and something to suppress the immune system. I would think...
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    Re: Feels like a flare, but normal labs.

    In the past my symptoms often preceded my lab indicators. The doctors started treating when the symptoms became present cause they knew the lab indicators would confirm things in a few days.

    The...
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