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I was diagnosed with PMR in October 2017 and started on prednisone. From February-December 2018 I had seven asthma flares and chest infections, flu, two bouts of shingles, three DVT's. I'd been pushing hard for a pulmonary referral because of constant breathlessness and wheezing inspite of being on steroids and what I'm told is massive doses of inhaled steroids.
I was eventually seen in Outpatients and a number of tests started. A few things have shown up one of which is low immunity - the reason for all the infections.
Next week I will see the Consultant again to discuss the results if a chest CT and treatment options for the repeated infections. Dr is suggesting either long term antibiotics, or immuno-therapy.
Is anyone having treatment for low immunity? If so what? I'm thinking that immuno-therapy is probably nit the best treatment for someone with PMR. Any thoughts? Thank you.
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