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    Accutane and Rituxan

    Hi,

    I am thinking of going on Accutane for my skin per my Dermatologist's recommendation. I have pretty severe acne and this is my only hope. I am also on Rituxan infusions as maintenance in...
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    Rituxan maintenance dose

    I just got a call from my Rheum office and they said my insurance would only pay for 1 1000 mg dose of Rituxan is instead of my usual 2 spread across 2 weeks. Has anyone else had this issue??
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    Thyroid issues

    Does anyone know about tapering prednisone and finishing a Rituxan treatment I tested my thyroid and my TSH was elevated to 5.3 normal being 4.7. Has anyone heard of Rituxan or prednisone causing...
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    First Rituxan treatment

    Hi All,


    I have my first rituxan treatment December 16th and have to return December 30th for the 2 week treatment. I know this has been asked but how do you feel afterwards? I want to be able to...
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    Methylprednisolone and hair loss?

    I am on 24 mg of Methylprednisolone for about 6 months. Has anyone noticed hair loss on just this alone and nothing else? I am worried my hair won't grow back? If anyone has experienced this did the...
  6. If you taper down to 10 mg prednisone is it bad the next day to go back to 20 mg?

    I tried to taper off my Pred per my doctor but now am having symptoms. Will I get horrible side effects if I all of a sudden go back to 20 mg? Do I need to wait a few days?
  7. Does saddle nose reconstruction surgery actually help with breathing?

    I am getting it reconstructed next week and does anyone have experience with it improving your breathing through your nose? I struggle with this and wondered if it actually helped.
  8. If anyone has had saddle nose surgery, what is recovery like?

    I am thinking of getting the saddle nose surgery and I know they will have to use rib cartilage to reconstruct my bridge. I have reservations although I really want to do it. If anyone has had this...
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    Saddle nose reconstruction

    Hey guys,

    Can anyone give me some information about the saddle nose surgery? If you had it done with rib cartilage or ear cartilage? I have heard that even if rib is used there is a possibility...
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    Epstein-Barr titers

    I went to my ENT today to follow-up for treatment. She gave me some medication and prednisone to help with the inflammation I have been having. She also said she wanted to check my Epstein Barr titer...
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    Has anyone ever heard?

    Has anyone ever heard or known someone who just has localized wegs in ENT area and it doesn't initiate anywhere else? Or has anyone heard of being in remission or comfortable state without...
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    How do you feel on prednisone?

    I just recently was given 20 mg pred and taper down 5 mg for 4 weeks. How are you supposed to feel on it? I've been on it for 7 days and my chest feels congested my throat is so dry and my voice is...
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    I'm a newbie so I'm concerned

    Once you go in the medication. Whatever may help you and go into remission wegs can't spread to lungs, kidneys etc anywhere else right? My doctor thinks to have caught it early so does mean I'm good...
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    Not sure what to think

    Hi my name is Kate and I am 22 years old. I have had sinus issues for some time. I used to snore really badly when I was younger so my parents took me to an ENT to get my adenoids removed and that...
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