Copaxone or Rituxan

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Copaxone or Rituxan

Postby Sqallismom » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:16 am

I have RR MS and have been using Copaxone for the last 3 years but my last MRI showed two new lesions on my spine. My Doctor has recommended Rituxan. After reading this forum and other information,
I am a little nervous. Has anyone else with RR used Rituxan and what was your experience? I have an appointment tomorrow morning and need to tell my Doctor what my decision? Then I can go forward with treatment.

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Re: Copaxone or Rituxan

Postby Lars » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:47 pm

Same scenario for me. Copaxone for 3 years. Tons of bad MRI news and worsening symptoms. Put on Tysabri and after 2 infusions, I can not tolerate it. Rituxan is the new decision. I am sort of at the "whatever the hell" point in all of it. Hope it goes well for all of us.
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Re: Copaxone or Rituxan

Postby Lars » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:49 pm

Oh, I forgot, I am JC positive.
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Re: Copaxone or Rituxan

Postby Bender » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:00 pm

My doc said that she would consider Rituxan for someone JC positive because the risk is lower, but I'm surprised they put you on Tysabri first. I went through Copaxone and Tysabri, also did a round of Avonex, I'm doing my first rituxan dose friday, i'm hoping for good things.
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