My experiences of rituximab so far;
1st session - after one hour violent whole body shakes. Drip feed stopped and then fed in a lot slower, no more shakes. Then bendamustine.
2nd session four weeks later - after one hour felt faint, light headed then severe chest pains for 15 minutes. Rushed off to cardiology ward. Angina initially suspected but troponin in subsequent blood tests confirmed it was a heart attack. Hospitalised four days, heart scan clear thankfully. Now feel fine on blood thinners but platelet levels are very low. Have yet to find out what will happen for third session from haematologist on Monday.
I am 64, reasonably fit as I cycle and walk a lot, eat healthy food, no previous heart problems, non smoker. Follicular NHL.
Has anyone else had had problems with this drug?