Now on top of all my medications I'm going to be taking Rituxan. I was wondering what is anyone's experience with it.
Rituxan is a medication that is infused into your veins. The reason why my doctor decided to use this medication is because my lupus is SLE with a very complicated skin rash plus I have rheumatoid arthritis. I have tried almost everything and I take everything and it's only getting worse. It's starting to my digestive system my liver and my lungs so we decided to try an infusion medication. I've looked it up research it as much as I can but I was wondering if someone else has taken it and how they felt. Thanks for the reply I guess I'll have to really decide if it's worth it. It's just I get so frustrated from this pain and being so fatigue cause I can't sleep I don't know what to do anymore. 😞
I haven't had Rituxan but have had Cytoxin. My Mom has had the Rituxan. Both are for the same thing, to suppress your immune system and hopefully 'reset' it. It worked for me for 10 yrs after lupus nephritis. I think maybe Rituxan has fewer side effects. Good luck. You're in my thoughts and prayers!
Please keep us posted. You'll be in our thoughts & prayers. I hope you find comfort & healing w/whatever course of treatment you use.
It's a medication that you get through an IV.
I had Rituxin to treat my ITP a few years back and put me into remission until December and now I’m a roller coaster with platelets again and just diagnosed with lupus. I thought the Infusion was not difficult. I had a reaction but they gave me Benadryl and slowed the drip. Takes about 4-5 hours so bring a book or something. I would do it again if I get the chance. Good luck!
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