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... I've however been doing pretty well so far. I'm having my 4th dose of rituximab on friday and my counts are still increasing, 10.3, which comes as quite a shock cause i havent been this high for quite some time. ... (13 replies)
... I had a set of 4 treatments of the Rituxan. It was one of the easiet treatments for me other than the time involved. The first one takes the longest. (4-6 hours) They are looking for an allergic reaction. They gave me a tylenol and 50 mg Benadryl before starting, so you will get sleepy. I didn't have any reaction to it and the next 3 treatments were faster and I only used... (3 replies)
... I remember back when I posted about treatment options for AIHA that some people had had Rituximab treatments. ... (3 replies)

... It was established that I had AIHA and I was treated with reducing doses of prednisone for just over a year. ... (2 replies)
... I have avoided these as they interfere with fertility and right now, I would like to start a family. But that's a whole other story and very complicated with AIHA and an elevated platelet count which happens after splenectomy. ... (13 replies)
... er a month this rised to 41,5 but he made coombs test and was found positive. he made also bilirubin test and was a very little high. the doctor believes it is AIHA due to antiphospholipid syndrom. he has no symptoms yet. ... (2 replies)
... I think the contraceptive pill thing is very interesting though. I first got sick with AIHA within 2 weeks of stopping taking the Pill having been on it for some time. The problem is with theories, is that we can talk about them but there's no proof? ... (13 replies)
... It's me again, Well the Mabthera - Rituximab treatment didn't go so well....after two treatments something went dreadfully wrong....I was hospitalised and my haemoglobin went down to 54....blood transfusion after blood transfusion in Rocky hospital followed by a trip to Intensive Care in Rocky and Royal Flying Doctor flight down to Brisbane...Can't remember about a week and... (6 replies)
... Then I had four doses of Rituximab in October, and since then, over the past few months, I've been able to cut down the Prednisone. Two weeks ago I went off of it. That was rough in its own way. ... (13 replies)
... Thanks so much for the replies. I am waiting for the date that we start the Rituximab. I spoke with my hematologist late last week...we're just waiting for the confirmation of the date this week from the clinic. It should be in a few days. It sounds like you two had similar experiences (benedryl, etc). I have been told that allergic reaction is the one thing that they... (3 replies)
... thanks to all you guys reading about your experiences with aiha has helped me heaps. ... (116 replies)
... Tom, Generally, I think it's a bad idea to be on Prednisone for an extended period of time. It messes up your GI system big time; it can can bring on some very nasty conditions like diabetes & osteoporosis. It is almost always the first course of treatment for AIHA, but I'm on my third relapse in a year so Prednisone alone is not going to do it for me. Rituxan (Rituximab)... (116 replies)
... Woodmere Mine is the "Idiopathic" kind, so they don't know the cause. Rituxan is a relatively new drug, given by IV, which goes after the B-Cells - the cells giving the "orders" to destroy red blood cells. It's used more commonly in cancer treatments, but has shown promise for fighting AIHA. I think it's also used for treatment of extreme arthritis, another auto-immune... (116 replies)
AIHA question
Mar 31, 2004
... I've had AIHA for over 2 years and had a splenectomy last March 2003. ... (20 replies)
... I went off the birth control pill (ortho tri-cycline) 3 weeks before starting the rituxan. In the following 2 week after stopping it, I went from 8.2 HGB to 10.5 HGB. But, I was having some extreme hot flashes from taking cytoxan in the past that I took an over the counter (Estoven) menopause medicine and within a week I went back down to 9.8. So we started the Rituxan and... (13 replies)
... I think I have warm AIHA but I'm afraid I don't really understand the difference between the two. ... (13 replies)
... Hey every1, i just stumbled across this site and was amazed that there are people with my condition on this board. Im from Sydney,Australia and i've had autoimmune hemolytic anemia for 2 years now. Its supposed to be quite uncommon, approx 1 in 100,000 ppl have it which is probably why there isnt much research or safe treatment options available for it. I was told to do a... (13 replies)
... Meanwhile, i've already started the rituximab treatment, going for my third dose on friday but so far i cant feel a major difference in me. my bloods at about 9 right now so im feeling ok. ... (13 replies)
Hemolytic Anemia
Aug 3, 2005
... Hi All It's me again, Well the Mabthera - Rituximab treatment didn't go so well....after two treatments something went dreadfully wrong....I was hospitalised and my haemoglobin went down to 54....blood transfusion after blood transfusion in Rocky hospital followed by a trip to Intensive Care in Rocky and Royal Flying Doctor flight down to Brisbane...Can't remember about a week... (36 replies)
... I had four Rituxan treatments also; they were just fine. You are hooked up to the IV for a few hours each time, so take some bottled water or juice, a snack, something light to read (the Benadryl made me tired each time, so I couldn't always concentrate). I just packed a little bag to take with me each time. I couldn't drive myself for any of the four treatments, but that's... (3 replies)


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