I have been on Extavia for a long time and I’m having a hard time getting it right now. They are saying it’s on back order and can’t give me a time frame of when I can get it. So I have a video conference with my dr tomorrow afternoon to determine what should be done. I see all these different medications out there now and don’t know a thing about them. Could use some input on some of them and how they effect you. Good or bad. So I can be a little prepared for my talk with the dr. Any… read more
The one that works for you. I am on Copaxone which gets reviews. But I’ve been on this nearly 7 years with no new lesions and no relapses. Keep in mind I also have been 100% compliant with this medication, eat very healthy for the most part, take vitamins/supplements, and exercise to give myself the best fighting chance possible.
I agree with @A MyMSTeam Member -- the one that works best for you!
Same for me. I stuck myself with those needles for over a year before my neurologist told me they weren't working and I had significant new lesions. Statistics *scream* that Copaxone does *nothing* for about 1/3 of the people sticking themselves with those needles.
The new view towards MS is to use the most effective DMT as possible. That, of course, depends on what your neurologist knows and is comfortable with and what your immoral, for-profit insurance corporation's "death panel" (spit) will approve.
Is Betaseron the same as Rebif?
Avonex / Rebif and Betaseron / Extavia are different brands of the same generic entity, interferons beta-1a and b respectively, recombinant forms of human interferon proteins. Plegridy is a PEG (poly-ethylene glycol)-attached form of interferon beta-1a.
I was on Techfedera till insurance wouldn’t pay for it now I’m on Vumerity. I was going to switch to another drug but I haven’t had new lesions in 2 years so Neurologist won’t change me.
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