I sure get some new perspectives and views here! Thank you for describing openly your treatment. I will have a lot to think about and consider now.
I'm not going thoroughly into into now.
I am soon going on vacation with my kids. And a person to help us. I hope it goes ok when not having had my response back. Probably it will be fine still. It's a a resort we've been to before, with all inclusive and swimming pool. Quite small, not long distances. In Southern Europe.
But something I did check, unsure after reading your answer.
For RA in Norway it is fixed infusions at 1000mg, but for other diseases it is your protocol with 375mg/BSA. Interesting.
And the phase iI trial Fluge/Mella , here it is:
"The patients were given rituximab infusions in the outpatient clinic at Department of Oncology, Haukeland University Hospital. The induction treatment, rituximab 500 mg/m2 (maximum 1000 mg), diluted in saline to a concentration of 2 mg/ml, was administered twice with two weeks interval, with nurse surveillance and according to local guidelines. The patients then received rituximab maintenance infusions, 500 mg/m2 (maximum 1000 mg) at 3, 6, 10 and 15 months follow-up. All patients were given oral cetirizine 10 mg, paracetamol 1 g, and dexamethasone 8 mg prior to infusion. The two pilot patients received only one rituximab induction infusion, with the sixth (last) infusion at 18 and 19 months (instead of 15 months) respectively."
I know one of the pilotpatiemt is still recovered.
What else? I hope you are still doing good!
Thanks a lot. Some of it was new to me.
My last infusion was late may. Of course I will be updating, this is an exciting journey.