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    Smile Cytoxan & Rituxan therapy

    Hello everyone! I've had SLE for 7 years now and the first 3 years of my diagnosis went through chemotherapy treatment. At the time, Ritxan was just beginning to be used on Lupus patients so I decided to take part in a study for Rituxan/Cytoxan combination. The therapy worked beautifully and I haven't had any flares since. I was just wondering if there is anyone who received the same treatment and how things are going. Thanks!

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    Good for you, I am so glad it has worked for you.
    I have not received this treatment myself, but I wouldn't mind trying it.

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    What treatments are you on right now? if you dont mind me asking =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by missnickyv View Post
    What treatments are you on right now? if you dont mind me asking =)
    I don't mind at all.
    My story is just a little complicated right now.
    I was on Plaquenil and MTX, but had to stop, because my liver enzymes went very high. Now that I have been off the MTX for over two months, my enzymes are still high. We know why they are high, I also have autoimmune hepatitis, which means, the Lupus is attacking my liver. Because of that, I have been on very little meds, just Mobic ( anti inflammatory) and Flexeril ( muscle relaxer) and even those, only when I am in alot of pain. The rheumy doesn't want to further stress the liver.
    I have also been diagnosed with a Parathyroid tumor ( no cancer) and I am going to see the Endocrinologist on April 5.
    My diagnosis is Lupus SLE, RA and Sjogrens.
    I am hoping after the tumor is taken care off, that I can start some meds, that will actually help me.
    It is getting harder to handle this daily pain.

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    I'm sorry to hear about the pain. I see that you are from new york. If you want to consider the rituxan/cytoxan combo in the future, i went to Dr. Lehman at Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC and he's the greatest =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by missnickyv View Post
    I'm sorry to hear about the pain. I see that you are from new york. If you want to consider the rituxan/cytoxan combo in the future, i went to Dr. Lehman at Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC and he's the greatest =)
    Thank you for the suggestion, but I live in Rochester NY, it's a 7 hour drive to NYC. But I am sure, that I can ask my Rheumy about it.

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