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Postby expat119 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:42 am

I'm very new to this MS thing having had one attack in July and MRIs showing lesions.
I started taking Extavia about a month ago after a dx of CIS. I was doing ok till I got up to full dose this week and now I feel awful. Can't think straight, focus, feel like I'm on heavy cold meds. Have stuffy nose, throat congestion, chest tightness. I work with numbers and need to be able to focus. I'm considering quitting because I can't stand this fog. My neuro wants me on it, my GP is dead against it and recommends exercise and a vegetarian diet.
Has anyone else experienced side effects like this from Interferon Beta? How long did they last?
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Postby sou » Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:17 am

The symptoms you describe lasted for ever on me. They only stopped when I gave up on Rebif, 4 years later.

If my drug were such a hell, I would try something else. You have to live with MS but you are not obliged to tolerate and allow a drug that does not suit you to ruin your life.
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