I have to ask one thing. I'm in the Tovaxin study. If that stuff does not work for me, I am looking at all other options, and this is one of them. My question is this: do you have to have a certain level of disability to get in the study? By that I mean min. EDSS score or some obviously visible disability. I'm a 4 right now, but am still fully ambulatory. My neuro. has me as a 4 since I have so many issues with my eyes, bladder and bowels to where he considers them disabling since they are life altering. I, too, have United Health Care and if Chris can get them to cough it up, I am going to use him as an example. The only issue I see is that I haven't cost my insurance much in terms of therapy since I'm in a trial and the drugs are free (and I've only had UHC for this last year, so they have no history of my Avonex usage). I have a good year before I can make any kind of informed decision about Tovaxin, but if all goes south, I was just wondering about the level of disability you have to have to get accepted there. I went to a link that Chris had posted and it didn't seem like they are that concerned with only treating the most disabled. It more or less seemed like they would take all comers.
Like I said, I'm a ways out, but after this last year, which kicked my ass, I'm not going to keep taking chances if me and my neurologist decide Tovaxin isn't doing the trick. So that being the case, let me know if you would if there are any exclusionary criteria based on disability. I would greatly appreciate it.