MS med makes cold worse?
The fact that I got this cold suggests that my current MS med is doing it’s job for me.
I am now taking the oral medication Gilenya (fingolimod). I call it genial because compared to giving myself daily shots, it is just a daily pill. But “genial” by no means suggests benign.
In 2004, a new MS drug was approved by the FDA. As opposed to an interferon, Tysabri (natalizumab) is “a monoclonal antibody.” Then PML starts.
My liver toxicity from Avonex meant that I couldn’t take anything else with interferon, ruling out all other MS drugs at the time, except for one: Copaxone.
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 brain lesions in a live person as opposed to autopsy after death, the presence of multiple lesions only mostly confirms it.
How to find an MS doctor
This is how you can look for an MS specialist.