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Congratulations on getting the Rituxan. I hope it works for you as well as it does for me. When is your first infusion?

The only side effects I had were during the first hour or so of the first infusion. I had a temperature, sore throat, chills, flu type symptoms easily controlled by aspirin. Since then I have had no problems. That first night I had difficulty sleeping due to the steroids administered along with it. Afterwards I had extreme fatigue for a couple of months. With each successive treatment the fatigue has decreased. My body also responds more quickly to the treatment.

Rituxan didn't take care of all of my symptoms. It did take care of all of the "normal" Lupus symptoms. My bloodwork is beautiful. The speech and cognitive issues went away and it lessened some of my other neuro things. It is disheartening when the symptoms start creeping back, but any reprieve is wonderful

Good luck!

Take care,
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