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Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
5/4/2011 10:23:31 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I'm back for my final post. Had Rituxan on 3/3/11 & 3/17/11. had appt w/ my rheumy yesterday & she was shocked. all my labs indicate that Rituxan did absolutely nothing for me. had horrible flare ups the last 2 weeks - sed rate & other RA markers up so high...even higher than when I was first diagnosed in 2003. So, we are moving on to Actemera. Again, Rituxan did absolutely nothing ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
4/25/2011 9:18:01 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I'm back w/ a follow up post after 1st posting here on 3/20/11. It's been 5 weeks since my last post (a little over 7 weeks since my 1st infusion; over 5 weeks since my 2nd infusion). I thought the Rituxan was working but I feel back at square one (when I first got diagnosed & had the most painful flare ups) in the last 3 weeks. My doc keeps saying to give it 3 months, but I don't ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
3/27/2011 2:05:15 PM

Reviewer: dogrunner, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
After 7 great years on Enbrel, I had a very painful flare in my hands. A brief trial of Humira provided no relief. My pain and disability were only relieved by steroids. Soon after my first infusion of Rituxan, I was able to begin to taper the steroid dose (it has taken many months to wean completely off). I have always been very active. I am an endurance cyclist and run agility with my dog. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
1/22/2011 12:20:48 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I've had 2 treatments for my 1st month & plans are to not have another for 6 mo. Very encouraged with progress - no flare-ups as before requiring injections & trips to the ER for morphine, toradol, prednizone & IV fluids (all intraveinously). Feel terrible for a couple of days with severe fatigue, nausea since 1st infusion (lost 10 lbs in 2 wks)and headaches. I've tried EVERY d ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
1/18/2011 12:46:54 PM

Reviewer: sterr, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been running a fever for a month. My energy is completely gone. It has been close to a month and I feel awful.

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