I say this as I know it is documented as not being such a fast worker due to the way it is administered. I have done some research as to how one receives it etc (to the disdain of my rheumys!!) but I refuse to go unresearched into such a medication. I saw it documented that it usually takes 50 days .. two months .. for noticeable response (I know we are all different .. I responded very well to Enbrel just two days after but after five weeks it went downhill. I am on Humira since mid August but not enough response to it and my ESR high (was 85 in December, now 67, and fingers and knees swollen and stiff.) As 2013 was a year of very little success with the two anti-TNF's where I watched my fingers become quite deformed and my knees lock up and spent too much time in bed in pain, I am anxious to wait so long between the initial two Rituximab infusions till the six monthly one. Worried I will go so downhill again. I have just been given hydrocortisone injections to my hand and a general one too but they won't last beyond two.three months and I don't think I will start Rituximab until March. Has anyone found it works faster? I don't like to be impatient but after hoping for results with the two anti-TNF's last year it is so so disappointing. Many thanks. Neonkitty. x
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