Sep 30, 2010 - 12:48 pm
I have completed Treanda+R in June and am now on Maint. every 3 months for 2-4 years. I have had terrible reactions to Rituxan. Ever since the first session I get terrible hives, flushed and back pain. I know for many this is normal the first 1-2 sessions but my reactions have never gone away. By the 3rd session I went into A-Fib and was hospitalized and now on heart meds. Even now on maintenance I get the back pain, flushed, hives and heart palps, flutters. My doctor wants to stop Rituxan and he is loking into alternatives. I trust him he's one of the very best but it's very frustrating because Rituxan can keep away longer and other alternatives have same side effects so I may be done on maintenance.