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Benlysta

Benlysta

Has anyone switched from cellcept to benlysta? Can you share your experience with me?

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I'm on cellcept and benlysta. I just had my 3 loading dose last Thursday but my rheumy wants to keep me on cellcept for a few months until the benlysta kicks in. I had a mild reaction the first time I had a fever. The worst is the nausea. Expect to be tired the day of from the benadryl, the day after nausea, vomiting, I just spend the day in bed. You might not have an appetite I make smoothies that helps with the nausea too.

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A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I have never taken CellCept, but I was on Benlysta for over a year. I talked the Dr. into stopping the infusions because I didn't think they were helping that much. Actually, they were helping more than I realized. It was the only time I had any pain free days. Now, I have been off Benlysta for 5 months and I am ready to go back on it. My pain is severe. I think it was successful for me. Good luck and hopefully everything will go well for you.

edited, originally posted almost 7 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I do benlysta once a month. Helps my skin,and brain fog. Skin started feeling better right away. Good luck to you. God bless

edited, originally posted almost 7 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

My doc is thinking of starting me on Benlysta soon:). Great info here.

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A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I would not live without! It took a few times. Once you do the loading dose,I did fine. All drugs have side effects. My skin is so much better in benlysta. Plus brain fog.

edited, originally posted almost 7 years ago
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