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    Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    10/15/2012 8:40:29 PM

    Reviewer: Lilly, 55-64 on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    Started December2011. I do notice a big difference in fatigue. My joint pain is somewhat better. The drawbacks for me have been insomina and migraine.

    Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    10/5/2012 10:00:43 PM

    Reviewer: drgnfly, 35-44 Female (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Ive been suffering with SLE for 20 years and have taken many drugs and this seems to work for me. I have only had six injections and I have noticed improvement in my joints. I have very bad night sweats and fever/chills for several days.

    Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    9/10/2012 9:50:26 PM

    Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I am taking clartin rather than benadryl before the treatment. Benadryl makes me feel groggy. The first 2 treatments were fine, the third was like a miracle... I actually woke up not feeling tired! It lasted 3 days. Now I am getting the treatments once a month. I broke my foot 6 weeks ago, therefore I am not getting the exercise I normally take to feel higher energy. The end result is I am f ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    8/27/2012 2:45:58 PM

    Reviewer: GJT, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I had my first infusion on Friday August 24th. Today, August 27th I feel better than I have in years. Don't get me wrong I did suffer Friday evening and all day Saturday with side effects which included migraine,stomach upset,awful joint pain, and extreme fatigue. However,by Sunday the side effects were lessening and today I feel amazing.The joint pain is there but far less than it was before ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    6/2/2012 12:23:44 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I have only had the first 3 initial infusions of Benlysta, and from the very being I could feel a difference in my body. I have never had anything, other than my first steroid injection, that gave me this type of energy. I do still have days that I am not well, but not as often and I recover within a day or two, whereas it use to take up to 5 to 7 days of complete rest to get over my major flare ... Show Full Comment

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