Ocoee wrote:In a follow-up discussion with the neurologist, insisted that he would not prescribe Tysabri because “I don’t have the kind of MS” that Tysabri works on. I’m confused at this statement since I thought that if I had MS where Betaseron could possibly benefit me, then Tysabri could also be potentially beneficial since my understanding is that the 4 injectible drugs and Tysabri are all used in the same MS scenarios (i.e. more of a relapsing remitting pattern).
From my understanding thaY are all most effective with RRMS, but they do not work via the same physilogical mechanism. I think most dull down the immune response, another acts as bait for MRTC's and Tysabri works via attaching to immune cells so they dont make it into the CNS.
I dont know the full details (in case u didnt pick up on that yet...), but I could possibly understand an argument if he "feels" that youR MS is NOT mediated by the process Tysabri acts against, while he obviously "felt" Betaseron would reverse YOUR disease process. I would point out to him he got it wrong once, what makes him so sure he hasnt got it wrong twice? All you want is a single infusion to see if it works for you, you have no other option. Would it be an option to pay for it out of your own pocket this once to see if it would help?