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by ElJacko
Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: Drug Pipeline
Topic: Anybody else on Firategrast?
Replies: 38
Views: 16416

Hi RuSmolikova,

I´m really pleased that it appears to have had a positive effect for you to. It´s too early to start getting excited aboutt this treatment but good experiences like ours help raise my spirits. Fingers crossed that others experience the same.
by ElJacko
Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:50 am
Forum: Drug Pipeline
Topic: Anybody else on Firategrast?
Replies: 38
Views: 16416

Hi Frutten Frstly welcome and thanks for having the courage to join one of the many trials. How are you finding the treatment? I stopped with the tablets around Nov 07 and I have just been having the follow up monthly medicals. I had no relapses or worsening of the condition since starting the trial...
by ElJacko
Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:11 am
Forum: Drug Pipeline
Topic: Anybody else on Firategrast?
Replies: 38
Views: 16416

They already check the blood and urine samples over there so I would hope that they would just send over the neurologist´s report and scans and run the administration from Oz, and send the medication back over here. I can´t see that there should be a problem but I suppose politics and lawyers would ...
by ElJacko
Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: Drug Pipeline
Topic: Anybody else on Firategrast?
Replies: 38
Views: 16416

Bob, nothing was written down or explicitly stated but it was hinted that if this trial shows promise then the trialists would be well placed to participate in extended, or longer duration trials. My neurologist is not too happy about what is happening, apparently its not just NZ that they are withd...
by ElJacko
Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: Drug Pipeline
Topic: Anybody else on Firategrast?
Replies: 38
Views: 16416

Yesterday I had another medical, 1 month after stooping taking the tablets. Over the last 4 weeks I´ve felt that things have been going backwards, but at the same I had flu like symproms for about 2 weeks. I feel as if the coordination in my leaft foot and leg has regressed to near what it was at th...
by ElJacko
Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: Drug Pipeline
Topic: Anybody else on Firategrast?
Replies: 38
Views: 16416

RuSmolikova thanks for joining in on the trial. I hope that it all goes well Just completed the final round of medication and had a full medical. The specialist is upbeat about the effectivenes of the treatment - the strength in my left leg and foot has returned to near normal, although the foot is ...
by ElJacko
Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:22 am
Forum: Drug Pipeline
Topic: Anybody else on Firategrast?
Replies: 38
Views: 16416

Blinkin heck Cathie, you´ve had a rough time with it lately. It must be hard to put any positive spin on whats been going on but keep on smiling and fingers crossed that there will be something new coming along shortly that you can try. There seems to be something new coming out on a regular basis a...
by ElJacko
Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: Drug Pipeline
Topic: Anybody else on Firategrast?
Replies: 38
Views: 16416

I´m really sorry to hear that things have not worked out for you. I had a little scare with blood tests at the second medical. There were anomolies with one of the samples so I had to go back and get retested. Second tests were all good and no such problems since. Investigation suggest that it was a...
by ElJacko
Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: Drug Pipeline
Topic: Anybody else on Firategrast?
Replies: 38
Views: 16416

Trial report 16 weeks in All still going well. No side effects and the neurological examination showed small improvements... but nothing noticeable by myself, (mind you I´m getting through a lot att work at the moment and that´s probably an improvement in itself). Still the treatment is supposed to ...
by ElJacko
Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, Kia Ora and Hola
Replies: 7
Views: 2283

Firategrast Trials

Hi Lisa, I never know whether to say nice to meet you or sorry to meet you on a site like this, but I prefer the positive, so Hi nice to meet you. I´ve been on the trial for 12 weeks now and I´ve posted some other stuff regarding it here http://www.thisisms.com/ftopict-4121.html Your right there is ...
by ElJacko
Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:42 am
Forum: Drug Pipeline
Topic: Anybody else on Firategrast?
Replies: 38
Views: 16416

Trial report 10 weeks in. Firstly it involves taking 4 tablets twice a day, which must be better than having injections :D No side effects except the odd headache when we started, which may or may not have been related. After the first 4 weeks I was feeling stronger and a lot more confident, I even ...
by ElJacko
Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: Drug Pipeline
Topic: Anybody else on Firategrast?
Replies: 38
Views: 16416

Just found this on the GSK website, Firategrast referred to as 683699:

http://www.gsk.com/investors/presentati ... Hunter.pdf

looks interesting
by ElJacko
Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:25 pm
Forum: Drug Pipeline
Topic: Anybody else on Firategrast?
Replies: 38
Views: 16416

Anybody else on Firategrast?

I started on a clinical trial 28 May and was wondering if anybody else was taking it?
by ElJacko
Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, Kia Ora and Hola
Replies: 7
Views: 2283

Thanks for the welcome guys. Loobie, I´m not sure what Firategrast is but its supposed to work in a similar way to Tysabri. The difference is is that its an oral medication. Its a double blind study so we don´t know how much if any medication I am taking, all I know that is that I take 4 tablets eve...
by ElJacko
Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, Kia Ora and Hola
Replies: 7
Views: 2283

Hello, Kia Ora and Hola

Hello all, Just found this site and seeing as it looks like a good place for info from level headed people I thought I´d join in. After 24 years in the UK in the RAF I left to live in New Zealand for a life style change; 18 months after our arrival I was diagnosed with MS, not the life style change ...