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A board to discuss the soon-to-be released drug Campath as a treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

Long term outcome of ITP and Graves

I had yet to personally read if the two major side effects discussed were long term or temporary, until I came across the following, so I thought I would store it somewhere:
http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm?fuseaction=show&pageid=1307
He said the clinical trial so far has yielded five other cases of the bleeding disorder, called immune thrombocytopenic purpura , or ITP. All of those patients were treated and recovered.
So ITP appears to be a treatable condition?
...and two people developed ...
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Five month update, shamless self promotion, and a question?

Well yesterday marked the five month date of my first Campath infusion. I wish I had more to report about how I feel, but it changes from day to day. I definitely feel the long term effects of the treatment. My hair has not recovered from the infusion. It used to be very healthy and shiny where as now it is dry and dull. My skin was never quiet the same. I am always dehydrated, ...
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A few days after the last infusion

It's been 4 days since the last campath infusion and I am sitting at home taking it easy. The weekend was kind of lousy since I felt like I had no energy. After the last infusion I felt fine but my energy levels quickly went downhill from there. A bunch of my old symptoms came back as well and it was hard to even walk upstairs at home. Needless to say I wasn't real happy ...
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Campath - Final day

My final infusion is complete and I just got back home from the doctors office. Everything seems fine...just as it has all week. Looking back over the week I think the most difficult part was sitting in the office for the six hours each day trying to figure out how to pass the time. The staff at the office was awesome so I was as comfortable as I could have been for the infusions. No ...
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I can run!

It may seem like a funny thing to get excited about but I haven't been able to run since 2002-3. At times a slow shuffle was the best I could manage.

Recovering enough to be able to run again always seemed to be out of reach.

Today I got caught in a sharp, heavy rain shower. Without thinking about it I just took off for cover. It was only when I was out of the ...
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Campath - Day 4

Today started off with an 80mg push of steroids and then on to the 4 hour campath drip. Everything seems to be going great so far. Tomorrow is the last of the infusions for the first round.
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Campath - Day 3

Today was pretty much a repeat of yesterday so nothing new to report. The infusions are going much better that I anticipated. The only complaint is a faint headache today but the Tylenol seems to be keeping it at bay.
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Campath - Day 2

I had my second infusion today. I took zyrtec, benadryl, and tylenol during the steroid drip. After that is was on to the 4 hour campath infusion. Not much to report for today. As a matter of fact if I didn't see the IV needle go into my vein this morning at 9 I would say that I received no infusion today at all. No headache, chills, bodyache, etc. to speak of. Two days down ...
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First day of campath

Just got home from my first campath infusion. I got to my doctors office at 9 and started the steroid drip. Aside from a really bad taste in my mouth it was fine. The campath started and it was going great until about halfway through the bag. A powerful headache came out of nowhere and I got a bad case of the chills and my legs and lower back ached. My doctor gave some meds ...
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