Posted 3/1/2020 4:35 PM (GMT -6)
I'm being put on entyvio, but I do have concerns about the PML possible side effect brought on by the JC virus, it scares me. Are any tests taken during treatment to ensure the immune system is healthy and up to it during these infusions? Also, what I don't get are these possible side effects, anal abscess, anal fissure, hemorrhoids, all the things I am trying to get rid of? I 'm already having problems in this area, how much worse can it get, isn't it supposed to help not cause?? I have ulcerations in my large bowel/small bowel and also around another stricture I've developed since my last surgery. I hope the drug helps with something?
I know I have to go on something, but it is a little frightening because Entyvio hasn't been around for that long, 5-6 years? Most everything has been approved and ready to go. First round starts in a week and a half. How long does the doctor keep you on to see if it's working or not?