A board to discuss the newly-released drug Tysabri, (formerly known as Antegren) as a treatment for Multiple Sclerosis


Postby Researcher » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:24 am

I am very interested in MS and hopefully they will eventually find a cure. My brother was diagnosed at the age of 28. He has a very aggressive and debilitating case of MS. He can barely walk now at the age of 38. He took Avonex for awhile but has been on tysabri for about 5 or 6 years now. He has not had anymore flare up but his condition is not getting any better. it is getting worse but to a lessor degree so maybe the Tysabri is helping control flareup. He recently tested positive for JC virus so now there are added concerns. I was reading a bit about JC virus and had a question for all of you with MS.

Have you ever had chickenpox?
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Re: Chickenpox

Postby MomJ » Thu May 02, 2013 8:31 pm

Yes.. age 10
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Re: Chickenpox

Postby euphoniaa » Fri May 03, 2013 2:47 am

Researcher wrote:

Have you ever had chickenpox?

Hi Researcher. I'm sorry to read about your brother and wish him well. Welcome to this site and feel free to make yourself at home and ask questions.

But first, in answer to your question about chickenpox, I did a quick google search and came up with this information:
Chickenpox is a highly infectious disease, usually associated with childhood. By adulthood, more than 95 percent of Americans have had chickenpox.

And yes, I'm one of the 95% who had chicken pox as a child.
Dx'd with MS & HNPP (hereditary peripheral neuropathy) 7/03 but must have had MS for 30 yrs before that. I've never taken meds for MS except 1 yr experiment on LDN. (I found diet, exercise, sleep, humor, music help me the most.)
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