I had my first two infusions of rituximab in October and November, and by December was feeling so much better and for once Christmas was a joy instead of wiping me out with fatigue. I hadn't felt so well for years and would still be ok if I hadn't caught the lurgy after Christmas. It's still hanging on and I'm not shaking it off very well despite antibiotics. Since I caught this bug the middle two fingers on my right hand have become worse - stiffer, tender and swollen. I wonder if this is due to the bug.
Has anyone else experienced anything similar when being ill? Before I took the rituximab any illnesses would make both my RA and fibromyalgia very uncomfortable. However, it seems to have affected these two fingers only, and there is no sign of the fibro!
I can recommend rituximab. Nothing else really had any effect.