Just thought i'd get your ideas on the 'new' treatment i'm on. To start with, I have always been on pred and mycophenolate (doesages went up and down over the years). I have also had 6 months of cyclophosphamide a few years back. For the past year after a flare up that resulted in water retention all over my body I have been on diaretics and ramipril which is normally taken for blood pressure. The ramipril is good at keeping protein in the blood, I had lost a lot due to my kidney involvement, hence the flare up. My new doc told me about this new treatment 'Rituximab' it works in the same way as cyclophosphamide (a bit slower) but it is far safer. It has worked well on me. Have any of you had it or heard of it?