Is Benlysta a good treatment for Lupus?

christalmarieechristalmariee Member New Member
My rehumotologist has recomended this treatment for me. I know little about it and was hoping to get positive feedback. 

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  • christalmarieechristalmariee Member New Member
    I started the Benlysta a month ago and so far so good. We’ll see how it goes.
  • lizapplelizapple Member New Member
    I am supposed to be starting Benlysta this month and the doctor says it’s sippos to help relieve my joint pain and inflammation. 
  • KellyJoTnKellyJoTn Member New Member
    Everyone is different when it comes to medication and symptoms. I can’t and wouldn’t take a chemo base drug or steroids. Just do with what I have and can. 
  • lizapplelizapple Member New Member
    I started Benlysta in January and I read that it takes at least 28 days to start working. I feel the same to be honest because I’ve only had 3 doses. I inject weekly. I do know that you have to continue take your other lupus medication is order for it work. 
  • MCronanMCronan Member New Member
    I was on Benlysta for 7 years.  It seemed to help with joint pains and I did not have a kidney related flare since starting it.  But I did need to stop it when I developed an IgG deficency and now need to get monthly infusions to replace the IgG.
  • cyndyvcyndyv Member New Member
    I love Benlysta. I was in the last phase on clinical trials when it was infusions. Have been using it ever since. At least 7 years. So happy when they went to self-injectables. It's  made a real difference for me. Of course not every med works the same for everyone.
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