Hi, I come on here from time to time...I have got a rare diagnosis of IgG4 systemic disease. I've got ckd stage 3b&am 38. I also have pancreatitis, and get bad asthma,along with diabetes due to the pancreatitis.
Anyhow, on Monday I am having my first Rituximab infusion. ..it's a biologic drug. They are hoping it might save me a transplant in the future. At the moment my body attacks itself &is working it's way around organs.
I'm only the 2nd patient my consultant is trying this drug on for my particular disease.I'm a bit nervous as there can be some potentially biggie side affects.
Guess my Dr wouldn't consider it if the pros didn't outweigh the risks!!