I try not to think of the side effects but so far it's the only thing that has worked.
I did rituxin back in may. I did it once a week for a month, due to my weight they had to lower the loading dose and divide it into 4 doses. Then we went to twice a month which i didnt get to finish due to catching pneumonia. I felt worse after the treatments
I went to a cancer center and got a IV infusion and then two weeks later got another and now I go back in January. I will get them every six months. Works great for me. It takes 8 hours for the infusion.
I had my first two infusions in November. I reacted terribly to Symponia before that and had severe rashes. The jury is still out on the Rituxan and how well it is going to work. I just spoke with my doctors office because of severe muscle and joint pain. My doctor is wonderful and I have faith that he will figure out the right combo. He had it once but the cost of my co-pay became impossible for me to manage as the price went up. He will help me figure this out again. For now I am going back on a low dose of prednisone to see if it helps.
Sooo I got the second dose today. Right now I feel great. The steroid they gave me might have did the trick. I should know something in a couple of days when it wears off.