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    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    11/12/2016 7:45:23 AM

    Reviewer: TJ0178, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I had my second treatment yesterday. I have a moderate headache today and fatigue. The last treatment on about the 4th day after treatment, the fatigue went away. It is still too early for me to know the effectiveness of these treatments .I was on different biological for 5 years and I did not improve but continued to get worse . My Dr has high hopes that I will have good improvement.

    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    8/13/2016 11:13:58 AM

    Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Been on this drug for eight years. Now only have treatment once a year. Controls my RA very well. I don't use any other drugs.

    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    6/17/2012 5:03:05 PM

    Reviewer: gwen, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    had RA for 28yrs infliximab worked for 8yrs , had 6 infusions of retuximab , shingles and rashes are a problem but the drug does work , long term steriod use together with others doesnt help my particular case , im down for my 19th opp in july 2012 on my spine , it has been delayed due to the retuximab (have to wait 3 months after infusion)methatrexate and leflunomide must be stopped for 3 wks too ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    1/12/2011 3:19:35 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    after first infusion started breathing problems they went ahead with second one ended up with bronchtis and terrible shortness of breath now on three inhalers and antibotics not much improvement

    Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    11/25/2010 6:59:21 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Just had my 1st infusion and had no side effects.

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