Relapsing & Remitting Multiple Sclerosis--Diagnosed 04/15/2003--(because having to pay taxes that day just wasn't enough!)
I have taken Copaxone, Avonex, IVIg, Tysabri, and 5 doses of Novantrone in 2007. I also participated in a Rituxan Study in 2005-2006. In the fall of 2007, while still on Novantrone, I began having "break through" symptoms, which became more and more frequent. In March 2008, I had an MRI that showed many enhancing lesions--Novantrone was no longer effective. Tysabri had been discontinued in November 2006, due to a questionable "anaphylactoid reaction". I received my first restart dose of Tysabri on April 8th, 2008, without experiencing ANY allergic response...I completed 9 doses of Tysabri in 2008, but continued to have some relapsing symptoms. I have, since December 2008, stopped all Disease Modifying medications and feel great...but don't tell my neurologist!