Well, on Friday the 24th I got my first infusion of rituxan. Even though I had it over two years ago I guess my immune system forgot. I was passively watching Fixer Upper and I felt a slight tingle on roof of my mouth-had it in past-nothing came of it but then I started to feel something was wrong-I felt strange inside and a extreme pain developed at bottom of my spine-where I had had an old spinal injury, it reached a crescendo and as I`m calmly pushing my pain button the pain spread quickly through arms and legs and before they could get the meds in I started shaking uncontrollably-not chills- oxygen goes on nurse tries to get me to concentrate on slow breathing-just couldn`t as pain too great -after I don't know how long the meds finally worked and I went home exhausted and shaken. Well, after I took my first dose of zydelig and behold! no side effects at all-no fever, no nausea, vomiting probably because of all the steroids and Benadryl. Later went to bed, next morning took another dose only a chill or two some weakness, tingling in my hands and feet- probably can attribute this to rituxan infusion and drugs. Today I felt normal as if I have no cancer and proceeded to clean, cook and bake- no crippling pain, guess this is the right medicine either that or they sent me a placebo from a clinical trial. Hope all goes well and I can go on with my life for awhile.
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