Is bloodwork needed?

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Is bloodwork needed?

Postby Dawnsmspage » Tue Mar 01, 2005 7:42 pm

When I was on Avonex I had to have blood tests every 6 months...however with the Copaxone my neuro hasnt sent me for any testing of any type. Is there any type of test that I should be getting while on this medication?
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Postby Ptwo » Wed Mar 02, 2005 4:02 am

No, none is required but I still go have bloodwork done once a year to make sure my liver is still functioning ok.
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Postby PhireX » Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:09 pm

It's not usually recommended however I've read two cases on Braintalk forums of people who have had their immune system wiped out by C.
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Postby Dawnsmspage » Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:36 pm

Ptwo...thank you :D

PhireX...oh thats just great 8O if it would happen to anyone, it would happen to me! Do you know where those old messages might be? Im a member there...so I will have to do some looking around now.
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Postby Ptwo » Thu Mar 03, 2005 5:47 pm

Dawn, I know of one person who claims to have had his immune system wiped out who posts over at braintalk, I must have missed the other one that Phirex is talking about.

I followed the story of the one I know of during the time he was getting infected. He had a very strange habit of injecting copaxone while sitting in a warm bath. He felt it reduced the site reactions.

As I remember the doctors blamed his problems on doing the injections while sitting in a puddle of his own filth. This is something he now fails to mention.

Best of luck, Peter
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