I saw the Rheumatologist today and got the news that I will be starting Benlysta treatment this coming Monday. I will be completing three treatments two weeks apart and then once a month after that. We stopped the Imuran, but I will still be taking Plaquenil and 10 mg. of Prednisone. Apparently, we will start decreasing the Prednisone after I have been on the Benlysta for 6 weeks. This is huge for me. I need to be off the Prednisone. Been on it too long and have become way too dependent on it. I am hopeful (and a little scared) about this new drug. It's the most potent thing I have taken yet. Maybe it's the idea of IV therapy that has me concerned. Any pointers from others who have done IV therapy??? I am new to this form of treatment.