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Ocrevus infusion aftermath conclusion

Ocrevus infusion aftermath conclusion

Yesterday was a rough day. I was very uncomfortable and tired. It happens but the good news is I knew WHY it was happening. I slept a lot yesterday. I took a 2 hour nap on the couch with my fur babies on either side. Even with the nap I still went into bed at 9:30pm. I feel less fatigued today, I don’t feel that weight in my bones but my skin is still sensitive. I HATE steroids. This was…

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Ocrevus infusion aftermath

Ocrevus infusion aftermath

I had to be honest and let others know in case it happens to you, I haven’t been feeling great since my Ocrevus infusion on Wednesday. I expected the day of the infusion to feel lethargic and tired because of the Benadryl coming through the IV, but I am still feeling that way. It is Friday morning and anyone with MS will understand me when I say my bones feel so heavy. My skin is super sensitive which is definitely…

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My first Ocrevus infusion

My first Ocrevus infusion

The appointment was called for 11 but as I’m walking out my door, I received a call that they still didn’t have the pre-medicine orders from my doctor. After  that call was made, yet again, they informed me I can come at 12:00. I got there and it just took time to get things rolling. Except for a TV and a comfy chair, it was an institutional type of room. However, the people were very nice. I knew exactly what…

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Mammogram scare for no reason

Mammogram scare for no reason

Last Monday I had my routine mammogram. I never worry because to me, I already had multiple sclerosis, that was more than enough. However, I do have to admit, that my fingertips have no tactile feeling so I worry that I may not feel anything on a self breast exam. Last week I was so preoccupied and stressed dealing with the approval of my Ocrevus infusion that when I got a message from my doctor about the mammogram, I was completely…

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Ocrevus infusion scheduled for August 7

Ocrevus infusion scheduled for August 7

Sure, it is scheduled, but the approval isn’t there. I received a call the other day from the insurance company that the expedited review has been denied. So I called the insurance company. I was told that the infusion was still under review. Under review for what??? When I tried to get Rituxan approved, the denial was because Rituxan wasn’t a FDA approved drug for multiple sclerosis. The denial letter went on to tell me based on my history that…

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Ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) versus Rituximab (Rituxan)

Ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) versus Rituximab (Rituxan)

This was the second most popular blog of the year on http://Www.multipleexperiences.org.  I was on Rituxan for over a year and would have preferred to continued however for insurance reasons, I’m changing to Ocrevus. My first infusion is scheduled for August 7th. This blog is just a good inside look at the pharmaceutical world of chronic disease. I decided to go a little honest about our pharmaceutical world of MS. There has been so much press and promise over this new drug…

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