I had my first round of Lemtrada last July.MRI in December no new lesions and 1 active one is no longer active.Have not experienced the serious side effects.Feeling much better.I think it has worked great for me.
My neurologist told me that I have an "aggressive" form of MS, and he recommended Lemtrada, even though it has a whole bunch of serious side effects.
My husband and I had decided to fight MS however we could (e.g., I've been following the diet and other lifestyle pieces of George Jelinek's Overcoming MS book/website, etc.), so after considering the potential side effects vs what kind of situation I'd be headed toward if I didn't do Lemtrada, we decided that I would do it.
I finished my second course in 2016, and I haven't been on any MS drugs since before the first course. There were definitely some challenging aspects to the treatment - I had low heart rate at the end of one day of the first year's course of treatment and had to see a cardiologist before I could finish that course, and after the first course, I spiked a fever and had to go to the ER and spend a few days at the hospital because I'd caught a very common infection that I wouldn't have caught if my immune system was in full force.
But after the treatment, I've had no problems and feel incredibly blessed.
Tysabri even if your jc+
It’s been out way longer and regulated hardcore lemtrada new and I hear it is an option I just stick to things with high results that have been out longer
I could not take Tysabri because I have the jvc virus. I had my first Lemtrada was for 5 days & one 4th day I did have some issues. Pain in left arm,chest, back & under my chin on left side of my face as I was receiving the treatment. The treatment was stopped & I had to go to emergency room & a heart attack, stroke & blood clots were ruled out therefore I was able to complete the treatments. The anxiety was terrible.
My second round of Lemtrada was this past September 2018 for 3 days & I didn't have any problems during the treatments. After I had the first round if treatments I didn't have any new lesions.
I have secondary progressive MS & the MS had to be treated aggressively & I had to pray🙏 to see if Lemtrada was best for me.
All the MS meds have serious side affects. Pray for which treatments are best for you.😉
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