Hi. My name is Danny. I am 52 years old, and have been diagnosed with MS as of July, 2007. I have posted a few notes on the Drug Pipeline (teriflunomide) which I have been taking since early November.
I guess I am somewhat fortunate. I only had one episode, Nov/Dec 2006, with some slight numbing of my left hand fingertips and the left side of my mouth, and that is about it. It hung around for 3 weeeks, and then disappeared as fast as it came. No big deal. Not even an inconvenience.
Did all the tests, two MRIs, LP and everything else to allow the doctors to determine that I have MS. Except for that 3 week episode, I feel just fine.
So, I have decided to do the clinical test for terifunomide. Whether I am getting the placebo, or the drug, who knows. I think I am on the placebo because I do not feel anything different, however, the nurse says that is common. I guess my next MRI in April 08 will determine what is going on in my head.
So, I am a newbie with a few posts under my belt. I do not know how members use this board, whether they stroll around or stick to the topics that interest them. I just thought that this would be a good place to restart.