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by NLGal
Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:16 am
Forum: Regimens
Topic: Aubagio - side effects
Replies: 4
Views: 2935

Re: Aubagio - side effects

Hi Paddie. Alopecia is one of the potential side effects from Aubagio. However, in my experience, it is not permanent. I lost a lot of hair when I started Teriflunomide during clinical trials (speaking of a guinea pig), but it did grow back. It took a couple of years, but I stuck with it because I w...
by NLGal
Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:16 am
Forum: Aubagio (teriflunomide)
Topic: Aubagio - side effects
Replies: 5
Views: 4104

Re: Aubagio - side effects

Hi Paddie. Alopecia is one of the potential side effects from Aubagio. However, in my experience, it is not permanent. I lost a lot of hair when I started Teriflunomide during clinical trials (speaking of a guinea pig), but it did grow back. It took a couple of years, but I stuck with it because I w...
by NLGal
Sat Apr 11, 2015 3:28 am
Forum: Undiagnosed
Topic: I don't understand my MRI
Replies: 9
Views: 4116

Re: I don't understand my MRI

If you can, get a second opinion. My CT scan was read by a radiologist who diagnosed a suspect neoplasm (cancerous brain tumour). Could not have been more wrong.
by NLGal
Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Optic Neuritis - how long to recover?
Replies: 12
Views: 5773

Re: Optic Neuritis - how long to recover?

I've never experienced ON, just some swimming in my right eye for 15 minutes a few months ago. I am only commenting because I had nerve damage nearly 30 years ago, and I was told it could take up to 18 months for final regeneration of the nerve and 18 months later all was healed - but it took the fu...
by NLGal
Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just had a MS Diagnosis
Replies: 11
Views: 2457

Re: Just had a MS Diagnosis

Life insurance: I qualified for life insurance to cover my mortgage in 2007 at 39 years old, diagnosed with RRMS and on a trial drug in the placebo testing stage, and at a surprisingly good rate. Full disclosure there. No ambiguous questions to trip you up, unlike mortgage insurance (avoid if possib...
by NLGal
Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Aubagio (teriflunomide)
Topic: Live Attenuated Vaccinations
Replies: 0
Views: 3657

Live Attenuated Vaccinations

I opened my Aubagio pack last week only to find an FYI insert. I found this part particularly interesting - "You should not receive live attenuated vaccine (Vaccine created by reducing virulence of a virus or a bacteria making it harmless, example Mumps, Measles, Rubella vaccine) during treatment wi...
by NLGal
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to ThisIsMS but not to RRMS
Replies: 2
Views: 1254

Re: New to ThisIsMS but not to RRMS

I'm glad to be a part of this wonderful forum. Funny enough I found it while looking up Aubagio side affects. I still can't figure out how this forum escaped me all of these years with the amount of internet prowling I've done. My journey started years before, and took some interesting turns in betw...
by NLGal
Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to ThisIsMS but not to RRMS
Replies: 2
Views: 1254

New to ThisIsMS but not to RRMS

I can’t believe it took me so long to find this site - and it was quite by accident! Well, here goes with my story of MS (and what lead up to it). I got my first migraine in December of 1989. I spent many years fighting the debilitating pain. I took pain medication to stop them. I took prescribed me...