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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 12/29/2011 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Well my doctor still wants me to take that insane drug that can cause death. Rituximab is what it is called. But I'm standing my ground.  I almost got him talked into radiation for a second time. To make a long story short, I have an autoimmune disease that causes tumors. So I've been in chemotherapy for 3 years now. This chemo I've been on for the past year, has not been responding.  I talked to the family and they are telling me to do the rituximab. I've so far tried to seek a second medical opinion with 2 other doctors, however, both of them were not familar with the medication as listed. There of, I am still saying no to it. It seems my family is not being supportive, and I want to thank you. Everyone here has been supportive, helping, positive. Thank you for doing something my family can't even do.  
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Date Joined Sep 2011
Total Posts : 51
   Posted 12/30/2011 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
(((hugs))) You do have our support!

I don't know anything about your autoimmune disease, but I like the fact that you are voicing your opinions and concerns to your doctor.
dx: SLE 07/2011, OCD 2006, osteoarthritis 2002
rx: CellCept 2,000mg/day, NSAID for pain, zoloft 200 mg
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