I went through the same thing several months ago. It left and came back again, but for a shorter period. I had no idea that it’s happened with other transplant patients. No problems with it for quite awhile. 🤞
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I order my immunosuppressants from Mayo, Rochester. The prices are close to the prices of my online ins pharmacy. I can get them in 2 days and they are generics as prescribed….tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil, and prednizone. My other meds, I order from my online insurance pharmacy, which can take longer.
It was recommended to get the Shingrex, by my PCP and Mayo, which I did a few months ago. My husband and I both got the high dose flu shot a week ago. As JK said, it can't be a live virus. I'm a year and a half past a kidney transplant. I had pneumonia shots before transplant.:)
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We also have pets. They are essential to our wellbeing. My husband has dementia and loves them. Our grandkids are grown, but we have great grandchildren. I spent time with our 3 yr old twin great granddaughters at a wedding shower on Saturday and it felt so good since I don’t see them often. For me, I need to make sure no one is sick and always wash hands after petting animals, before eating, etc. I’m 1 1/2 years post transplant.
At my last appointment last summer, he said that if I would be on prednisone (5 mg or more) for more that 3 mos, it’s suggested that I take an rx for bone health. After my 1 yr check, and having a Dexa scan, I messaged him asking if he could check my scan and let me know if he thought I should be taking one of the meds for bones. He replied saying that after reviewing the scan etc. he could/would recommend it. It’s probably a good idea to talk to your endocrinologist about it. They are the ones who treat it. Prior to my transplant, he was the one who ordered my Dexa scans. I also see him for thyroid issues and previously parathyroid issues.
I’m wondering if anyone is on meds for bone density. My endocrinologist said that I could be a candidate for one of the drugs for osteoporosis because of the prednisone I’m taking and having osteopenia. It was ok’d by Mayo, but I’ve looked at the possible side effects and decided to wait til I see my endocrinologist next summer.