Monoclonal antibodies for MS
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I'm new here , I'm helping my dad who has was diagnosed with MS 1 year ago, I'm trying to organize his appointments and medications and trying to build my general comprehension of this disease.
I'll probably be asking quite a few questions on here because a lot of times the things I try to read on the internet are way too technical for me to follow!
So anyway, my dad has been prescribed a monoclonal antibody. Does anyone know what that is exactly? I've seen a bunch of stuff in the news about them in connection with COVID so I didn't know they were an option for MS. Do they help with MS? Are there any side effects I should know about for my dad?
Hello @Baba'sHelper, thank you for opening this discussion and sharing what you've been going through with your dad! Let me tag some other members who can possibly share with you.
Hi everyone, how are you doing?
Have any of you been prescribed a monoclonal antibody (Tysabri, Ocrevus, Lemtrada, Rituximab, etc.) for your MS? If so, which one? Has it helped your MS? Were there any side effects? Have you had any issues acquiring it since the COVID-19 pandemic started?
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My doctor has just prescribed a steroid for my MS. For years of asking they have just prescribed 4Mg of cortizone. I cannot walk on my own. Is there anything else?? But with the cortizone I can finally do a short time on the walker.
I took Tysabri for 5 months (pre pandemic) and it worked for me. Towards the end of the month I would feel like I was running on fumes but other than the iv start it worked for me. I knew it was a stopgap until Mavenclad became available so the PML risk was negligible for me.
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