yes i was on for my fisrt time last april.
that is how i found out i had ms. i do not think i need
them rite now. It comes agoes.i see my nero in March.
Can you tell me what is tysabri ? and what does infusion mean?
Thanks i am still learning.
I see in another post you ask about sweating. You're 49. You're in a PRIME age for menopause, and symptoms of menopause. The sweating is VERY common in menopause. It'll go away once your periods stop. Early blood tests don't always show menopause, but your age is a pretty clear indicator -- unless you've had a complete hysterectomy at some point earlier.
Yes, MS comes and goes. That's why it's called "relapsing-remitting" -- that's fancy language for "coming and going". The fact that it "comes and goes is NOT a good reason to not be on one of the disease-modifying drugs, like Avonex, Betaseron, Copaxone, Rebif, or Tysabri. Tysabri is one of the newest drugs and is administered in a hospital or clinic setting by having a tube inserted in your arm, like a blood transfusion, and the drug goes into your arm over a 30 minute (or so) period. This is done once a month. The other drugs are self-administered by injection.
The point of ANY of these drugs is to try to slow the course of progression of your disease. Even when it "goes", that does not mean there is not damage being done in your brain, and in other parts of your nervous system. That damage appears as disability when you then go on to have another exacerbation, or "coming" of the disease.
A good place to start reading about
all of this is at the National Multiple Sclerosis website. Knowledge is power. You need to gain some knowledge so you can talk with your neuro in March and make some better decisions about
your on-going health care. You can find the website at www.nmss.org
(Mod Note: I activated u'r link)
Post Edited By Moderator (rhondab) : 1/9/2008 8:17:26 AM (GMT-7)