Hinto Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:10 in Living with arthritis

I have just been told I need this treatment. Any advice or comments would be helpful


  • Ellen
    Ellen Moderator Posts: 1,486

    Good morning @Hinto welcome to the Versus Arthritis online community.

    I see from your post that you are being advised that Rituximab (RTX) is the treatment you need for your Arthritis and are looking for people's experience.

    I did a quick search and hope you'll find this old thread useful while you are waiting for anyone with knowledge to reply:

    In fact possibly the whole 'search' might interest you:

    I am presuming you have already been given information by your Rheumatology team, but just in case:

    Best wishes


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  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,032

    A quick hello from me @Hinto

    I know nothing about Rituximab, but wanted to welcome you here.

    take care

    Toni x

  • Catkins1971
    Catkins1971 Member Posts: 17

    Hi. I had rituximab last July. I was scared at first because of the potential side effects but it’s worked well for me and still feeling ok 9 months on. I was worried about covid after having the infusion as it reduces your immune system but as long as you take precautions like wearing a mask in public for a couple of months, it should be ok.

    On my first infusion, they had to stop for a while as I felt a bit queasy, but when they restarted it I was fine. It did take all day on both infusions though so take something to eat and to do!

    good luck. :)