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ENNAB posted:
JUST TO SHARE, MY SON HAS MS AND STARTED A TREATMENT OF RITUXIN IN THE FALL HE HAD 8 ACTIVE LESIONS AND NOW HE HAS JUST ONE.
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Csewhappy responded:
Hi,

What sort of MS does he have please?
Has he experienced any side effects?
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pama7 responded:
just have a question. since the 8 lesions are gone has it made a diiference in how your son is feeling and physcially functioning. if so what has he noticed. i look forward to hearing from you

thank you

pam
 
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shauna2133 responded:
Hello!

I started my RITUXIN about 6 weeks ago after having enormous amounts of lesions accompanied by a nystagmus, numbness of both legs and my right side. My lesions all went away with 2mg of dexamethasone (steroids) and the first infusion, but they all came back unaccompanied by any numbness or vision problems. The medical staff were amazed and had no explanation! I haven't had any side effects from the RITUXIN, but the peak of effectiveness (when the B cells should be a minimum and the immune system will be the weakest) is 6 weeks, so I guess time will tell. I work at a local hospital so staying away from viruses etc is going to be impossible. I was told that after that 6 week mark the B cells start to come back slowly which is why most doctors do a blood test at 6 months to confirm that the B cells are coming back sufficiently. Has your son had any side effects that I should be aware of? Around the 6 week mark did he get sick? I look forward to hearing from you!!!


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