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Is it true that all auto immune diseases has the same medications so if you have RA then you find out you have lupus not RA the treatmen plan is same?

Different meds. Although most flare ups of various autoimmune conditions will respond to similar steroid medications, the actual maintenance/routine medications and long term treatment plans are often quite different. Read more...
Not entirely true. It is true that many auto-immune diseases share a lot of overlap in their treatments. However, a blanket statement that the treatment plan for lupus and RA are the same is just plain untrue. The treatments for both can be very different. A consultation with a rheumatologist would be the most prudent recommendation. Read more...

Pain in lower left abdomen, lower bck, bright urine. History of auto immune diseases, lupus, ra, raynauds, on rituxan (rituximab). Urinalysis no bladder inf.?

Drug side effect. You may only be constipated. Rituxan (rituximab) is a monoclonal antibody used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (ra). Abdominal pain is a common side-effect of this drug. Bowel obstruction and perforation have been reported much less frequently but can be much more serious. Persistent abdominal pain is a symptom you should report to the physician who prescribed rituxan. Read more...