I would like to give my input to this forum as a newly diagnosed MS patient. I was diagnosed December 28, 2004 with MS and have received my first Tysabri infusion this past Tuesday, January 11th. The infusion went well without any problems, lasting 1 hour. I did develop a headache that afternoon and a low grade fever (only 1 degree temperature elevation) that evening. I felt a little tired also. The next day, I was back to baseline and able to do my usual daily activities. The headache may have been attributed to the stress of the day, but I thought I would mention it. Since I am newly diagnosed, I don't know what my pattern would be, but I'm hoping that I don't have any further symptoms for a long time. What I currently experience is paresthesia on the left back, side and leg. The tingling is tolerable, but the burning sensation is uncomfortable and the Neurontin I've been prescribed hasn't given much relief. Any input on this would be appreciated. Also, my symtoms began November 26th with varying levels of intensity, but seem to be mostly sensory. I do not have weakness. I'm just anxious about when and if they will subside.
I just wanted to share my experience with the Tysabri and thank everyone for all of the helpful information that I've found here.