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  1. Re: New Here - Possible GPA with Nasal involvement

    GPA can cause a variety of symptoms and can be very difficult to diagnose. It is important that you persist in your efforts to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment for whatever is creating your...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    I had an reaction to my second injection which felt like my allergic reactions to sulfa and Z -packs antibiotics. My throat started to tighten up so I went to ER and they gave me 40 units of...
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    Re: Possible GPA flareup in the ear

    I lost my hearing and balance from GPA. It happened overnight. I had a long history of ear problems with several surgeries before the GPA attacks which could have been a precursor to having a serious...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    Ten hours later I have a mild headache and more fatigue but I think this a good sign since it means my suppressed immune system is reacting to the vaccination which increases my chances of getting...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    I got my second vaccination today but had a bit of an allergic reaction so I had to go to the emergency room where they gave me a steroid shot in addition to the two Benadryl and Tylenol I took...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    Having a compromised immune system makes the efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccination a guessing game. My infection specialist estimates we might have less protection than the 90-95% rate they found in...
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    Re: Covid vaccins and WG

    The rollout of vaccines varies greatly by state and location due to shortage of vaccine. I will get my second shot in 11 days as I am on three high priority lists but my dental staff and optometrist...
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    Re: Rhinoplasty and Insurance

    Such decisions can be appealed but success depends upon how good the insurance company is and what documentation the surgeon and treating doctors provide. If they claim the operation is "medically...
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    Re: My cough, its so bad!

    I had GERD for years before my GPA and the meds to treat my GPA accentuated the GERD problem. The GPA also damage my sinuses which increase the problem of postnasal drip. I went through the usual...
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    Re: Covid vaccins and WG

    I take AZA daily and was told not to make any changes in my meds and I got the vaccination yesterday.
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    research so far indicates vaccine is safe

    Lot of technical terms but gist of it is that vaccine is safe.

    January 14, 2021




    Interim analysis of early trial shows COVID-19 vaccine Ad26.COV2.S safe and...
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    Re: New old guy on the block

    My experience is that tapering the pred meds when you get under 10 mg is a real challenge. It does not seem like a 1/2 mg or 1 should be that big of a change after I dropped by 5 or 10 when I went...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    That is not one of the typical side effects. Has any one asked you about side effects?
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    How many have got their vaccination for Covid-19?
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    Who else participated in this study?
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    That is impressive. Your state must be doing a great job in getting the vaccine out.
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    My local internist told me to get the vaccination when it becomes available. He estimates it will be at least two or three months for me even though I am on three high priority lists, age, health...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    One article indicated that because of the prior research they had the knowledge a week after the virus was identified to make the vaccine for it. If they had rushed into production then and...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    https://www.businessinsider.com/how-covid-vaccines-compare-cost-astrazeneca-oxford-pfizer-biontech-moderna-2020-11?op=1

    How the three vaccines compare.
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    You can check in the USA how much Pfizer vaccine your state got and numbers of people in priority list. My state only got 4% of what they need for priority listed people so only those people working...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    Now that the vaccine has been shipped and vaccinations begun, has anyone received a vaccination for Covid-19?

    Has anyone received any recommendations on whether the vaccine is safe for us taking...
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    Re: New User with no diagnosis. Looking for advice.

    Have you asked about a referral to Mayo since they often like challenging cases? You could also self referral but a good doctor will generally support and facilitate a referral for a second opinion.
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    Re: Question via email: Falls and tremors

    I can't walk a straight line unless I use a cane or walking stick. I lose my balance often. I seldom hit the floor as I usually fall into a chair or bed or catch myself against the wall or some item...
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    Re: Tympanoplasty

    Ten years ago the guideline was I had to be in a drug induced remission for a year before any surgery other than emergency. This was because of the risk of infection and slow healing.
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    Re: Tympanoplasty

    I have had this done a couple times. I had a cholestotoma that had to be removed several times. It had caused a permanent perforation in my ear drum and destroyed my middle ear and caused infection...
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