If it makes you feel any better my wife is having her 5th transfusion as I type and has been feeling great since she started (more energized, no new symptoms). No-one in the program here in NZ has had any problems that we are aware of and some have been on Tysabri since the initial drug trial (excepting the period when it was taken off the market).
So 4 new cases of PML with about 35.000 people on it is a risk but for my wife and I its been a risk worth taking. Anyway apparently the risk of your being wiped out with nearly everybody else on Earth) next year by a catastrophic comet, meteor, or asteroid impact: 1 in 20,000
The whole idea of websites like this is to share ideas, opinions and ideas when it comes to MS. This particular website has several excellent contributors and is most cases you will find that different opinions doesn't bring bad feelings along with it.harveythewonderhorse wrote:Hi all, have been lurking here for a good bit, am due to start tysabri next week and have been reading stuff that has given me the heebie-jeebies re PML etc.. anyone talk me round??
When it comes to Tysabri, I encourage you to read as much as possible about it, become informed and make your decision accordingly. I think one of the biggest problems with the drug to date is that the long term effectiveness and risks simply aren't known at this time.
Whatever your long term choices are, I wish you the best.
that's my biggest fear to be honest, I have a lot of trust in my neurologist and both she and I feel this is the best option open to me currently..but...HarryZ wrote:it.
I think one of the biggest problems with the drug to date is that the long term effectiveness and risks simply aren't known at this time.
Diagnosed 2001, r/r.
Having said that drugs like FTY720 which I personally believe to offer the greatest hope will have similar unknowns...