I am 75 years old, MS for 45 years. I have not been on any MS treatment medications for 20 years and I have been in remission for those 20 years.
My Neurologist did say that he has seen the MS burn out in older individuals. He also said that an exacerbation in an older individual could be rather harsh.
I visited my neurologist this morning and after a neurologic examination we discussed the results of my MRI from December 5 2018. After being off Tecfidera for seven months no new lesions. My Multiple sclerosis is dormant. The statistics are that the chances of me having an exacerbation after the age of 70 is one in six
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@A MyMSTeam Member, I also had very good medical insurance through my employer. When I retired Medicare became my primary insurance and I was able to keep my employer insurance as my secondary insurance. Today I continue to have very good insurance.
@A MyMSTeam Member Thats wonderful! I was considering switching to a pill but chickened out. I’ve had no relapses or progression with the Betaseron so I decided to stay with it.
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