Welcome my friend. You have found such a good group who understands what you will be going through in the months ahead. I was diagnosed in June, 2006 with Relapsing/Remitting MS. It was all new to me then too. I read as much as I could on it and I still read up on it. There is so much one can learn about
MS. In May, 2007 my Neuro re-diagnosed me with Primary Progressive MS and started me on CellCept Pills. In January of 2008 he took me off of them and sent me to Chicago to see Dr. Stefosky where he gave me 7 Treatments of Cytoxin, which I thought helped a lot. Well, it was only short-term and after 3 months with no treatments, I was started on Tysabri. I got 5 of those Treatments when my Neuro took me off of them in September, 2008. I am still waiting to begin my next treatment which will probably be Cytoxin again. Cytoxin is such a dangerous treatment that my Current Neuro here in Idaho Falls won't deal with it so he will be sending me to someone local who does. I am just waiting for the Treatment directions from Dr. Stefosky. It's a long road that we have ahead of us. You will just have to try and be patient and always, always, lean on the people who know what you are going through for support! Good luck my friend and God Bless. By the way, I have had numbness in my right hand for more than 4 years and I still am able to use it, just not at full strength!
Chuck the old man :>)
AMWTP Training Instructor
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Diagnosed with PPMS May, 2006
but still working at the present.
Tried just about everything there is for MS, including Tysabri
Waiting to start Cytoxin Treatments soon.
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