In 2004, a new MS drug was approved by the FDA. As opposed to an interferon, Tysabri (natalizumab) is “a monoclonal antibody”. Then
My liver toxicity from Avonex meant that I couldn't take anything else with interferon, ruling out all other MS drugs at the
2-1/2 years after I had started Avonex, I developed a liver toxicity to it and was advised to stop it immediately. My
In December 2000 my doctor and I decided to start me on Avonex. The injections begin!
In April 1991, the doctor told me I had probable MS. Even with the confirmation of the MRI, which could show multiple
Obviously I'm not a scientist. But clearly, I think the relationship between uric acid and brain inflammation should continue to interest scientists.
Family caregivers give a lot and don’t always get much in return. As much as they love the people they care for,
I feel like I just got comfortable with having salad for lunch every day in a wrap. But it’s so cold now!
When I got the same answer that they had been giving for years: that there were approx. 400,000 people in the US
When I was in college the credit card companies were eager to get us to sign up for a card. In our
As an MSer, I feel like I’m kinda late to the party with regards to understanding how important the ADA is. I
When the logical part of my brain shuts down at night, the right side, the creative part, is always on. And, as
There still is no way to definitively diagnose and no cure but there are now more than 15 drugs to try to
Sigh. I've had this disease a long time and am thankful that it is not life-threatening to me right now. But sadly
A post from several years ago, just as relevant today. :(
MSers are better able to emotionally handle the unexpected. Our disease kinda makes us experts. But equally, the impact on our physical