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    I don't know how fast the Rituximab is supposed to work but, I'm feeling better already. Very few headaches and my thoughts seem clearer. My arthritis aches seem to be going down as well.

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    You probably got a big dose of steroids and Benadryl before the infusion. Rituximab usually takes a few weeks to take full effect. Hope you continue to feel better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    You probably got a big dose of steroids and Benadryl before the infusion. Rituximab usually takes a few weeks to take full effect. Hope you continue to feel better.
    You are probably correst. The headaches, the scleritis eyes and nasal crusties have been sneaking back in. This will be an off week and then I'll get the second treatment the following week.

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    Headaches and eyes are real bad now. Second infusion is a week away. Should I expect to feel miserable for awhile? How long does it take to get better?

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    Lol - my drs always ask my birthday too! 😉

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    Quote Originally Posted by John S View Post
    Headaches and eyes are real bad now. Second infusion is a week away. Should I expect to feel miserable for awhile? How long does it take to get better?
    You may want to ask your doc about increasing your pred dosage to calm your symptoms while you wait for the rtx to kick in.
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    How long does it take for the rtx to kick in? The sores on my hands are going away rapidly right now. Not sure if that is from the rtx or the pred though.

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    Rtx usually takes 4-6 weeks to take full effect. Since you had a dose two weeks ago, you should be seeing some improvement. Hope so!
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    I had my second infusion of Rituxin last Tuesday. Next one will be in 6 months if all goes according to plan. I'll start he Prednisone tapering in 3 days.

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    I'm looking forward to remission. Do the big boogers, wooly bears, crustaceans go away? I swear that I have a vault in my sinus large enough for a safe deposit box.

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