I have been on rituxin with very little help for me. I am now on Orencia and that isn't doing much for me either. My rheumatologist and i will be deciding if there will be a switch of meds soon. I hope the rituxin works for you!
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Sorry for the late response. I'm on Rituxan. I've been taking it since the summer of 2009 and it appears to be working well for me. I have had no side effects that I know of, which is great since almost everything else I've tried has had side effects.
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I've not ever been on Rituxan or heard of anyone who is on it. I've been on Remicade since January and still haven't experienced any relief that I can detect. If that's still the case at the end of the year, I'll be switching - or getting off Remicade.
Wish I could give you more info, but don't know anything about Rituxan.
I've never been on Rituxan but if what you are on has stopped being effective it may be time to make the change. Last year I changed from Remicade to Actemra because I wasn't getting the relief I'd had for the previous 6 years. As for will it work for you? That is something to be discovered as everyone is different in my personal experience. My rheum has used Rituxan for other patients though with great success.
My RA is acting up; increased feet swelling, increased fatigue, increased pain/soreness. So, my rheumatologist would like to switch me. Does anyone have anything to share about their experience on rituxan? Side effects? Does it work? Thankfully, if I want it my insurance will cover it.
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