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Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
11/23/2011 12:08:10 AM

Reviewer: TracyKay, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Received my 4th infusion last week. Noticing less joint pain and increased range of motion. Best of all no flares. I feel more energy than I have had in 2 years and am able to stay more active. It appears to be helping me a lot. I am so grateful for this miracle drug. It's given my life back to me.

Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
11/3/2011 12:21:06 AM

Reviewer: LupusAdventurer, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I am 10 weeks into my treatment with Benlysta and have had 4 infusions. Slight reactions after the first treatment of fatigue, short-lasting shooting headaches and occasional dizziness for 1 week, but no reactions after the subsequent infusions. My symptoms began greatly decreasing about 2 weeks ago. I am feeling a great deal better, with less pain, more energy, improved cognition, reduced join ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
10/22/2011 3:05:57 PM

Reviewer: dovecote2_, 65-74 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
The first infusion left me with a 3 martinis reaction. Then some nausea and very tired for a couple of days. The second was quite different in body response. Mostly just very tired and no appitite. My third is scheduled for 10/31 so I'm sure it will be intersting afterwards. No change in pain or the myriad of other lupus symptoms. Dr. said after the fifth I should start noticing small incre ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
9/27/2011 1:58:46 PM

Reviewer: Stacey, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Started with my first doses in August. I didn't have any side effects except for a metallic taste in my mouth for a few days and being really tired and run down, more then usual, for the first 48 hours after the infusion. After this past I felt wonderful. I was able to reduce and almost stop my pain medication and after seeing my doctor she stated my test results were so promising that she ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
9/15/2011 12:30:23 AM

Reviewer: Lia2020, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I began Benlysta in May 2011 and on August 31, 2011 I was told that I'm in remission. I have never been in remission and I was diagnoised in 1999.

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