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Switching Medications

Switching Medications

So I'm in the process of switching medications and the second opinion neurologist I saw today recommended Copaxone and I've aleady been on Avonex and currently am on Rebif. I was first recommended Ocrevus or Tysabri, and I personally don't think Copaxone would do anything different than Avonex or Rebif due to my MS being so aggressive and me needing something stronger, does anyone have any thought a about this or similar experience??

posted over 5 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

And I am JC virus negative or I would not do Tysabri.

posted over 5 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I am on Tysabri, and I love it. My blood work that they do before they put you on Tysabri showed that I was JC virus positive because of PML. They first said I could only do it for 2 years, but now they changed the rules on it if ur JC positive. I am allowed to take it as long as my JC levels stay low. So a blood test every year to monitor. I think it's the best drug out right now. It's an infusion once a month, easy peasy. Love it. Best thing is I don't have to give myself shots.

There is a knew drug, I don't know the name of it, but there is a new infusion that is only once every 6 months, and it's suppose to be just as good as Tysabri. But my doc wants to wait a little while to see how it does, before she recommends it.

posted over 5 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I have been taking Copaxone for 18 years. This is the only med that I have taken. You only have to inject 3x per week. I have spoke to many others with MS and this med has not worked for them and they switched. Although, the side effects have been minimal.

posted over 5 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I started with Copaxone and hated the daily shots. It really affected my attitude for the worse. But, it might be what you need! Research,research!

posted over 5 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Been on Copaxone for 17 1/2 years. Have been stable, but that could've happened without meds. No one really knows. Good Luck

posted over 5 years ago
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