I have been on Rituxan for about 3 years now with great success. Suddenly and no real prior warning i feel Rituxan has stopped working. This is common in my RA treatment. Has anyone else experienced a waning effect of Rituxan? Is it possible i just have a bad batch? I have my infusion in September. It is seriously messing me up.
I have Blue Cross Advantage, and Rituxan isn't on the list and they won't cover Rituxan. I called Mutual of Omaha and they wouldn't help me change my insurance to one that would due to my medical history. Don't know what to do. My Ra doc said to call them. The insurance company told me to call Medicare directly in mid October.
I'm losing my eyesight due to autoimmune system chewing up my retinas. Any Suggestions?
I was DX'd in 2007 with Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia a rare form of Non Hodgkins Lymphoma and treated with Rituxan which I understand is also used to treat RA I have been in remission since 2007 but will probably need treatment again within the year.
I have tried many Biologics & my Rheumy wants me to think about Rituxan. The info she gave me scared even this "old" nurse. All of the Biologics I've tried r via shot. I've never tried the IV way.
Can you tell me if it is an infusion or a weekly injection? Did it work for you?
Does anyone else get a huge flare in pain on the day they get Rituxan? I find it starts about 2-3hrs after finishing and gradually improves over a few days. I used to get it after Actemra as well but not as severe. My rheum says that this isn't due to the treatment but it happens every time.
I finally got my rheumatologist to agree to Rituxan infusions. My triple therapy isn't working at all and my CRP is still almost 30. Every month new joints are being affected. This month it's my elbows. OUCH!! So I'm wondering who's been treated with Rituxan and how it's going? Side effects? Thanks!!