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  • joseph-kest-jr

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    October 30, 2021 at 6:29 pm in reply to: Experience With CellCept

    I started 2000mg of CellCept in June 2021 along with 30mg of Prednisone. I experienced great fatigue and shortness of breath to the point I could not do the slightest task. I am getting blood work done every month. As my Neurologist is weaning me off of the Prednisone (currently 8mg) my strength and endurance is improving. That is the good news. I am a Permanent Deacon in the Catholic Church. Because of my suppressed immune system, I wear a N95 mask at all times and have had to curtail a lot of my ministries that brings me into close contact with people. This really bothers me because I was ordained to serve God’s people and not try to ignore them. From what I am reading of other peoples experience, the CellCept is a long term treatment. Very depressing.

  • joseph-kest-jr

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    August 11, 2021 at 7:28 pm in reply to: Immunosuppressants and Going Out in Public With COVID-19

    I am taking CellCept and Prednisone and am very cautious in public places. I was fully vaccinated with the  Pfizer vaccine in January and February of this year. I understand the CDC is investigating the possibility of providing a booster shot to those with compromised immunity systems. In the meantime I were a mask in public places and try to maintain a social distance.

  • joseph-kest-jr

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    August 11, 2021 at 7:18 pm in reply to: Experience Urinary Issues as a Medicine Side Effect?

    Yes since I started the CellCept (2000mg/day), Prednisone (25mg/day), and Mestinon (60mg 3Xday) regime, I have noticed an increase in the urge to urinate. Even though I take FlowMax for an enlarged prostate, I am up 3 – 4 times a night to urinate and like Sheila it takes forever to empty my bladder. I have also experienced an increase in urinary incontinence.