So, I had a 6 month follow up with neurologist yesterday (it is within the MS clinic). I've been feeling a little cruddy for several weeks, so it was good that I had the appointment already set up. They feel as though I'm in flare, as the drop foot is back, electrical feeling in arm has gotten much worse, I have a lot of numbness on my right side and a few other things. The big one being several episodes of extreme dizziness.
They are ordering an MRI on C-spine and brain with contrast and depending on what the MRI says, they may do the following:
- If new lesions, stop Rebif and probable course of steroids.
- If no new lesions, probably a course of steroids.
I'm surprised that they would be so quick to change the Rebif. I've only been on it for a year and this is really my first flare since starting it. Has anyone else had this happen on changing meds? From what I understand Rebif is a pretty aggressive DMD.