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Unexpected Friendship

Unexpected Friendship

I went out on a date with this guy 12 years ago and we’ve remained friends all this time. He took me to a Paul McCartney concert at CitiField, not a shabby first date. He was a pharmaceutical rep for another neurological disease. It was easy to make him fully aware I had multiple sclerosis. He understood these diseases and had relationships with many of the neurologist in the area. However, it doesn’t stop him from bringing up that I…

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Possibly switching to Kesimpta

Possibly switching to Kesimpta

Happy Monday to everyone. I’m hoping the weekend was lovely for all. I was hit with some kind of stomach bug that disrupted my Saturday. That was the first time in a long time I felt those crippling stomach pains. Good to know I could still feel things in my belly. I must admit, sometimes I wonder since I never do. I mean I can stub my toe and go into a spasm that locks my legs up for a…

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Should I take Ocrevus?

Should I take Ocrevus?

If your doctor has suggested Ocrevus you are certainly moving up the ladder of disease modifying drugs for multiple sclerosis. With each of the IV drugs especially come side effect risks. Ocrevus is no exception. The most serious they show is: Risk of cancers (malignancies) including breast cancer. Follow your healthcare provider’s instructions about standard screening guidelines for breast cancer. That’s a pretty serious risk to consider. They also talk about PML Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy. This is the brain infection caused…

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