New member from the U.K.
I have had RA now for 7 years and I am now on a course of Rituximab. I started with Methotrexate followed by sulfasalazine and then leflunomide. I also have markers in my blood for Lupus so was put on Rituximab fairly quickly.
I have now had 5 courses of Rituximab which is a magic drug and has allowed me to be mainly pain free and with flexible joints. For some reason this last one has not worked. My RA is now back to the level it was 7 years ago.
I am now waiting to start a new drug called Baricitinib that is taken daily in tablet form. I am waiting for the results of a blood culture before starting the drugs. I have had injections into my right wrist in the meantime and now need the same in my left wrist, thumb and forefinger.
Has anyone on this forum who has been taking Rituximab found it to stop working.
My Rheumatologist has retired and in typical NHS fashion has not yet been replaced. Result total confusion. I do not now know if I will get my new treatment or even the injections I need.