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Lesions and Medication?
I don't know much about MS but I was wondering if certain medications can cause lesions on the spine (or brain) to shrink or disappear temporarily on an MRI? Or if medications are meant to just alleviate the symptoms?
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I do know that those using Tysabri have had lesions shrink as much half or more.  I do not know about Rebif.  I had used it but never read that it helped shrink lesions or not.
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Maria,

Hi Maria, there can be some healing w/or w/out the disease modifiers. All other meds used for MS patients are for symptom relief.

Having said that, I will have to put my finger on the actual study, but from what I remember Copaxone showed some promise where axon damage is concerned.

I'm on Rebif, an interferon, and my C-spine lesions look much better now (post treatment)than how they looked back in 07. They are not gone, but they are not active, and a wee bit smaller.

Not sure if this helps or not, but excellent question - because ultimately, the medicine in the future that repairs existing damage, not just stop progression is what we're all counting on!

Welcome to the forum if I've not said so already!
-Shell

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Good info & easy to understand. TYVM!!!!!
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In early MS lesions can disapear. I had this happen.
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