Rituximab and Knee replacement
I have recently joined this group. I have RA/lupus crossover. My rheumatologist calls it Rhupus .
I have had Arthritis since I was 16and now am in my late 50s. I have recently been out on Rituximab and have since had trouble sleeping. I can get to sleep but not stay asleep. Having really vivid dreams. Does anyone else have these or any ideas what to do to resolve it .
I work full-time, am the main breadwinner in a high pressure job and need to be able to commit to deadlines and specific days in the office, the side effects from the Rituximab are not helping.
I am also awaiting confirmation of needing knee replacement. So far my appointment has been cancelled 3 times with the Orthopaedic surgeon. Was meant to be in October 2022. Wondered if anyone knows which orthopaedic surgeons for knee replacement do NHS work at Sussex Orthopaedic Treatment Centre, but also work privately. I have been told I can only have the op at an NHS hospital, as I have APS and am on warfarin. But trying now to do the pre and post appointments privately.
All I want to do is get on with my life and my job. I understand everything is busy at the moment . But it is really getting me down now.
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