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    Re: COVID 19 and Wegener's - musings

    Don't be so hard on your blabbering: it was quite entertaining (and informative)
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    Masha,

    I dialed it down a little, just goggles and mask. Major Hand Sanitizer once back to the car. Hoping for the best. Take Care
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    Masha,

    I got a call late Sunday night for a mandatory "ALL HANDS" call with my employer Monday AM, so I had to move the lab appointment back to Wednesday. I had to be on the call because I was...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    Masha: thanks so much for your thoughts. The plan is to go with goggles, mask (hopefully they won't think I'm robbing the joint), gloves, full skin cover, bringing a towel, clorox wipes container...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    The lab is at the rheumy office, and they are all aware of the vulnerable population they service. The protocol is very strict. My appointment is at opening time. I guess all I can do is go for it...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    I've got my labs scheduled for Monday and I'm terrified. My rheumy is following extreme protocol. No one is allowed in the waiting room (people wait in the car). They text when you can come in:...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    Let's not forget our warriors on the front lines at the Grocery Stores and Pharmacies ensuring we have the food and medicine we need. These are the folks that have to work around all the coughing...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    Masha,

    It is sad to hear (a story I hear all over) that people are not taking this seriously. For your elder neighbors, maybe they'll get it when they are gasping for air and there are no...
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    Re: Coronavirus and GPA

    drz


    The lack of preparedness in the US is terrifying, especially considering what's going on in "first world" nations like Italy. As for myself, I've got about 6 weeks of food/supplies (yes,...
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    Re: Avacopan

    Pete: I just read about this drug. My first reaction (even before telling my wife) was to see if it was mentioned on this board. It was, because of course, this is the best resource for GPA news...
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    Re: Morning Sickness (Not Pregnant)

    Appreciate the detailed response drz. I too developed dental sensitivity, but it started after I was put on Bactrim by the Cleveland Clinic. Lasted about 6 weeks. Extreme sensitivity to cold...
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    Re: Morning Sickness (Not Pregnant)

    Thanks Masha. I've developed a habit of having a single slice of buttered toast with my pred in the morning (breakfast of champions).
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    Morning Sickness (Not Pregnant)

    Does anyone else with GPA suffer from extreme nausea (including vomiting) during the morning hours with their GPA? I'm having a very rough time lately dealing with gastro issues that I'm sure would...
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    Re: Hello from Shawny

    I've heard Pred described as the devil's tic tacs. I couldn't agree more. They will certainly mess with your emotions, and as Andrew stated, the weight gain is unavoidable (I put on 35 pounds from...
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    Re: Transplant

    Gilders,

    Just want to let you know that I'll be thinking about you on the 19th and pulling for you. Is it possible for a close relative or friend to update the board on your progress if you are...
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    Re: Dry cough

    I don't have much to add medically, but I just think you're great around here and I hope you get the care you need to get rid of that cough. Blessings to you.
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    Re: Cold, flu or flare

    If you have any concern about Dr. Villa Forte, you need to check out who wrote the Merck Manual for GPA:
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    Re: Cold, flu or flare

    John: glad to hear you are feeling better, and not to hijack your thread, but it is nice to see a post from drz, and that things are improving for you as well. I read a few week back you were...
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    Re: Newly dx 11/28/18 and scared!

    Matt,

    If I had to guess they went with Cytoxan because man you were in serious bad shape, and it works faster than the Rituxan. I know @drz said they had to go to CTX over RTX or he wasn't going...
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    Re: Newly diagnosed and scared

    Back in November it looks like Vanderbilt opened a new vasculitis center. My apologies if you have already gone down this road, but even my cardiologist mentioned when he was at Vandy as a resident...
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    Re: Origin Story

    As for the Urine strips, the Cleveland Clinic recommends testing once a week. I test a little more than that, but this disease has turned me a little neurotic (wife is reaching her limits with me). ...
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    Re: Fatigue post RTX

    Gilders,


    Thank You for all of the info!! Best of luck to you with your upcoming transplant!! We are all pulling for you!!
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    Re: Fatigue post RTX

    Alysia,

    Thanks for getting back with me. Yes, I got 1G RTX back on Dec 11th.

    This is such a weird disease. Urine labs are fine, inflammation labs are fine, but creatinine is steadily getting...
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    Re: Origin Story

    Well, I must say you've truly done your homework. Best of luck with your journey.

    If I could pile on to Pete's advice, I will add the following:

    --Get Brittany into an eye doctor (preferably...
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    Re: Fatigue post RTX

    Thanks for the words of encouragement, but just got labs back from local Rheumy and Creatinine has jumped to 1.44 from 1.28 last week. Local Rheumy is out of the office today but will get with me on...
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