Just a quickie (for me!) as I lost a vital key on my keyboard and can't type an aitc*!! Grr. Laptop going in for repair next week as need it for scanning docs by email for some work I am doing. Just been for my Reumy review today .. more on review wen I can type properly again ..,. all inflammation acceptable (ESR up five but understandable ... wats been going on) and CRP 5 so still going on OK from my first duo of Rituximab infusions last April.
I asked re Rituximab and no Mtx as I really do not like taking it .. am convinced it is responsible for my fatigue ... and I saw a very good and experienced Registrar I've seen before many times today (my main reumy I was meant to see was off sick today) wo said not allowed to give anyone Rituximab unless taking Mtx. Are any of you on Rituximab but not taking Mtx as it upsets you? Do your consultants allow it?
I know it is supposed to assist biologics etc making it easier to take effect, but I know it is Rituximab doing it for me and not Mtx as it was doing precious little on its own last year. I am told to disucss at my next clinic in 12 weeks wen my reumy will be able to advise. Maybe drop down to 5mgs .. but I am on 15 so could drop a little more. Trust everyone I know is well. Sorry for semi-silence from me. Daft keyboard but also as a few of you know, my wonderful Mum passed away on 5 Mar and it is a difficult time and been so since end of January. Lost my best friend and a fantastic Mum and lovely, funny lady. One in a gazillion!
Take Care, all.