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    mike abrams

    OK Folks , update on Luspatercept (for me) , I started this thread back in May when I had my first shot……I had a bad reaction (face swelling , barfing etc). My Dr. at the time stopped with the Luspatercept because of the reaction and I went back to 2 shots (40,000 each) of Procrit a week . My RBC has been down all the time , I have been going for weekly transfusions, have received 22 pints of blood since the middle of May. New Dr. advised lets try Luspaterecpt again, about 3 weeks ago. This time I took some type of steroid the day before the shot and morning of…..prior to the injection of Luspatercept my RBC was 7.3 , 4 days after my RBC was 9.4 , a week or so later , last Monday was 9.3 ! Good stuff ! Feeling good with very little side effects , next shot of “L” is this next Thursday , hoping it will hold my numbers up and relief me of the transfusions . Will advise again in a couple of weeks.


    See my post on “Incredible Drug – Reblozyl” – explains my experience as to results and cost issues.

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