Sep 07, 2010
So, after being on both Avonex and Copaxone and having relapse after relapse, my neurologist and I have decided to try Tysabri. It's scary as hell considering all the side effects and other issues, like PML, that can come about because of the use of Tysabri. The benefits, at this point, outweigh the risks. I was screened for the JC virus, which came back negative, and that put me in a very low risk category. I only plan on taking Tysabri for 6 to 12 months, because after 12 months is when the risk of PML becomes much more real. Right now, I'm not really sure what I'll do after Tysabri, but maybe this will help stabilize my disease progression to the point where another DMD will be effective.