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Mavenclad for multiple sclerosis

Mavenclad for multiple sclerosis

I had a visual appointment with my MS specialist yesterday. She is the one who prescribes and advises on my main MS drug therapy. Currently I am on Rituxan. The question of my disability getting worse really isn’t a question, it is a fact. We’ve discussed other drugs but unfortunately the one she was waiting for is still a few years off. That’s the Ibudilast. She did yesterday for the first time mention Mavenclad. In all honesty I didn’t know…

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Ocrevus, Rituxan not new drugs

Ocrevus, Rituxan not new drugs

I received an email yesterday about a new drug for progressive MS called Ocrevus. https://www.cbsnews.com/video/new-drug-provides-hope-for-those-suffering-with-ms/I don’t get it, I’ve been on Ocrevus for almost 2 years already. Is it really still new news? I wish I could rave about this drug that it has done wonders for me, but it hasn’t. I haven’t had any relapses and for that I am thankful but it certainly hasn’t halted my progression. I am worse today than I was two years ago. That…

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Rituxan instead of Ocrevus

Rituxan instead of Ocrevus

Going to see my neurologist, on my mind was questions of whether to stay on Ocrevus. I felt if I was still declining so much why be on a drug that can come with some serious side effects. Was the pros still out weighing the cons. I had two other drugs in mind Siponimod and Ibudilast. Both drugs are coming out for secondary progressive. My neuro shot down Siponimod because I was on Gilyenia and it is very similar to…

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My neurological tests don’t show my ms progression, why?

My neurological tests don’t show my ms progression, why?

It is tough. I go to the doctor and my neurological tests aren’t so bad from my last visit. My timed walking was increased by only 2 seconds. No big deal. My range of motion was pretty much the same range as it was last visit. My MRI shows no activity. Yet I’m worse. Everyone who is involved in my daily life knows I’m worse. It’s frustrating. It’s not like my doctor doesn’t believe me. It’s not like my doctor…

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Is Ocrevus still right for me?

Is Ocrevus still right for me?

I have an appointment tomorrow morning in NYC with my MS specialist. I’m coming off a 3 day round of steroids to see if it was at all possible I could be having some type of relapse. I personally didn’t believe that’s what was happening, however I believe steroids can you give me a little bump up in the energy. My thought going into tomorrow is if I’m still deteriorating so much, why am I taking such a heavy duty…

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