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Next week I go see the MS neurologist and talk about other treatment options. I have done the ocrevus infusion. I am allergic to it so now I have to find another treatment. I'm looking to see what others recommend. I don't care the form (pill or injection) just so I can talk it over with my Dr and so I can read about it.

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I'm on gilenya now, seems to be working for me, been on it 3 years with no major relapses and much prefer taking a pill once a day than the needle options. The only side effect I have had is at the start some minor hair loss

edited, originally posted 15 days ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I've been on Gilenya since my diagnosis in 2019. It has worked (no new lesions and no active disease on last MRI a few months ago). There are a few hoops to jump through before starting - an eye exam - Gilenya brought a table top machine to my home for the exam. It only took about 20 minutes for set up and exam. They (Gilenya) monitored me for 8 hours after my first dose. They came to my house and just sat in another room and then checked my heart rate/blood pressure about every 30 minutes. They say you can go on with your normal day while you're being monitored - working from home, yard work, cooking, watching movies - whatever your normal day at home would be. I had one of my daughers come sit with me for the day - it was a nice visit! My insurance covers my medication luckily. I love the one pill a day and have never had any side effects. I hope the same for you - good luck 🧡
Nikki

posted 15 days ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Thank you

posted 13 days ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I take an infusion really similar to ocrevous but not ocrevous, Rituximab. Just twice a year. I've heard it is the same drug as Kemstentra but don't quote me on that. That is a periodic shot

posted 15 days ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Thank you

posted 15 days ago
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