Has anyone here done BR (Bendamustine-Rituximab) and actually felt great/normal afterwards? I.e., gotten their life back as a result of this treatment? No fatigue, no cytopenias remaining (anemia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia), no chronic chest infections, no Late-Onset Neutropenia (linked to Rituximab, and possibly permanent for some)? I have been reading a lot of posts here from people who did BR. Although the treatment may be successful in terms of remission, it sounds like many people are left with a variety of post-treatment issues either caused or worsened by the drugs themselves and often feel no better than they did before treatment.
For those of you who went in to BR with severe cytopenias, at what point during treatment did they go away? Or did they not go away until post-treatment? I have tried to research this question of when the cytopenias disappear with BR treatment, but cannot find an answer.
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