Hellooooo! I am a 26 yr old African American female who has had SLE neuphritis since I was 17..........Ritaximub is an excellent drug!!! I am a personal witness! I was given I.v. injections over a period of months, between October 2011-November-2011 and am a walking testimony that medications can really save your life and restore it back to normal. Your doctor is guiding you in the right direction! I am currently on 10mg of prednisone and Imuran daily, but I feel no pain, tiredness, or weakness anymore! I have come a long way from last October where doctors thought I would need dialysis.