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Considering Tysabri - questions...

Hello,

I won't repeat a lot of my story, which you can read in all of its turn-of-the-screw (updated! new!) glory here: introductions-f20/topic27058.html

I got some labs back today. I am JCV negative, which is a relief since I'm consideing Tysabri. I haven't seen the actual result to see where I am on the scale yet, but apparently it's below the marker.

I have some questions and would appreciate ...
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New to all of this - with lots of questions!

Hello my name is Lindsey. I am so glad to have found this site and an ability to connect with other MS patients!! I have never known one person with it and feel like none of my family or friends really understand what I'm going through. I've gotten to the point where when they ask how I'm feeling I just say "Ok" because I don't have the energy to explain all my mysterious ailments. They ...
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Studies investigate possible PML vaccine

The JC polyomavirus is reported to be a persistent but otherwise asymptomatic kidney infection in a large portion of healthy people. However, in those with hereditary or acquired immune deficiency, a mutated form of the JC polyomavirus may lead to progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a central nervous system (CNS) infection characterised by progressive inflammation of the white matter of the brain. This is of particular interest in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) with Tysabri, ...
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No conclusions over best drug for Multiple Sclerosis

Two studies - one from France, the other from Denmark - came to conflicting conclusions about whether Tysabri or Gilenya offers better efficacy, researchers have reported here... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/MSnews
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Pregnancy ‘not neuroprotective for women with MS who stop...

Pregnancy ‘not neuroprotective for women with MS who stop taking Tysabri’

The possible protective effect of pregnancy on multiple sclerosis activity in women does not extend to patients who stop taking Tysabri after conceiving, researchers revealed at the 31st congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS)... Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/MSnews
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Tysabri every eight weeks may cut PML risk

Preliminary findings from an ongoing study of multiple sclerosis patients suggest the dosing interval for Tysabri can be as much as doubled from the label-recommended standard without sacrificing efficacy, and with potentially less risk of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) -- even among patients with more than average PML risk, researchers claim... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/MSnews
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Researchers reveal treatment for rare brain disease

Researchers reveal treatment for rare brain disease

The discovery that specific antibodies play a key role in combating the viral infection progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a vaccine against the disease could now be developed, say researchers.... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/MSnews
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Study claims Tysabri improves cognitive impairment

Researchers in Italy have published findings claiming Tysabri (natalizumab) can improve cognitive impairment in patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) over the course of at least three years..... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/tysabri
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Insurance plan cover monthly Tysabri infusion cost

Hello All

I have been diagnosed with RRMS and having monthly infusion of Tysabri since last two years.
I got to work in new project in USA starting from next month.
I have read about the high cost of Tysabri dose in USA, I am in UK where its covered by NHS.

Can anyone please let me know if
1) Can I obtain a insurance cover upon arrival to USA that reduces monthly cost of ...
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Tysabri

Hi, I'm new to this! discovered this site by accident.
What is the longest anyone has been on Tysabri?
I have been getting it for 7-8 years.
Thoughts?
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