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How Did You Decide On The Medication To Treat Your MS?

How Did You Decide On The Medication To Treat Your MS?

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope your day is going well. :)

When you were diagnosed with MS, what was the deciding factor on the medication you chose? Have you changed medications? If so, what made you decide to change? With the medication you are on now, have you had relapses ?

A MyMSTeam Member said:

They had a hard time finding something I could take. I was about to give up. Luckly the Ocrevus is working really well.

posted 5 months ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Try Keysimpta. It has worked wonders for me?

posted 5 months ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Keysimpta has been working for me! After 2 other drugs I may have found the nut he for now😄

posted 5 months ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I was first put on Tecfidera, but it didn't seem to be helping. I got more lesions. I was then put on Ocrevus, and was on it for about a year and a half. The doctor didn't like some of my bloodwork, so now I'm fixing to start on Kesimpta. They have all been doctor recommended.

posted 5 months ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

When I was first diagnosed, I was handed a single sheet of paper with 4 MS meds written on it along with websites to research the meds further. I asked for medical caregiver assistance but got none. I must admit, I didn't do much digging and picked Avenox because it was a once a week drug. I didn't get why I was asked about how I was tolerating the drug. I guess you can't fix stupid. What I've learned since my first few weeks since I was diagnosed is a way to look at DMDs. It doesn't really matter which drug you choose first, just, for me, that I choose one. Then analysis starts both mine and the doctors'. Your doctor can't know how you are reacting to the DMD. It's fine if a DMD isn't working for you but the only way you're going to find that out is to take a drug. Your doctor will also run tests, MRI's for example, to see if the drug is effective. After realizing these facts, I have been on a total of 4 DMDs but I knew rather quickly that Rituximab was my drug. I was steadier on my feet and just felt better. I know Rituximab might not be the drug for others but it is for me. I didn't find Ritux from personal drug research, it was recommended by my neuro. I think you should be excited right now though. You get to try different DMDs and see the one for you based on your feelings and the feelings of your med team.

posted 5 months ago
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