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Checkpoint Inhibitor Arthritis-Actemra

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    kst
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      For those that developed arthritis from checkpoint inhibitors that will not allow a steroid taper.  I noticed this new policy approval while scrolling BCBS websites.

      My docs at MDA felt it was less likely to counter the Nivolumab than Infliximab or Humara would.  I had to fight BCBS-Texas a little to get approval.

      https://www.bcbst.com/UpcomingMPs/Topics_01-31-19/Tocilizumab_pol.pdf

       

      Susanne

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        sing123
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          Hi Suzanne, Thanks for posting this. I had gotten plantar fasciitis off and on in the past, but now have had it for over a month and half, also has come and gone since I’ve been on Opdivo. Nothing typical has helped for very long, Epsom bath, icing, ibuprofen, acupuncture, orthotic inserts. Now I just looked up arthritis of the foot, and on google what popped up is plantar fasciitis. Nice just to be able to link this to Opdivo, in the hope that when I finish in four months it will subside. 

          Where are you feeling arthritis? Hope the med you’ve posted here will help.

           

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