I just hope it works. Didn't we just go thru a bunch of hype with Rebif? It was supposed to be sooo much better! It didn't work for me. The liver thing got me off of it.
There's always hope. Never give up no matter what the cost is.
I wouldnt say Rebif was a bunch of hype. It showed to be more effective than Avonex in clinical trials. It has helped me alot. Too bad about the liver elevation, did you try to reduce the dose?
They are dosed differently, which results in more frequent side effects for Rebif - but both result in roughly the same efficacy, side effects and level of neutralizing antibodies.
It looks like I'm posting to your comments once again! I say "ditto" to your post.
I've heard from some patients that they were told by their NEUROS that Rebif was somehow the "strongest" of the interferons, etc. Maybe in dosage amount, as you mentioned, but not in efficacy (at least to my knowledge)! I'm happy to see that someone else came to the same conclusion about that that I did.
I always thought that was an odd thing for any neuro to tell their patients about Rebif.
I think that having Rebif on the market is a good thing: keeps Biogen honest and may result in alternative dosing that is more attractive to some MS patients (more frequent SC v. deep IM injections.) Right now, INFb is the best treatment out there - at least for another month until Antegren is approved - and if having Rebif on the market serves to keep a lid on price increases and gets more patients on helpful medication then I am in favor.
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Sounds like a lot of money, will be interesting to see what my insurance says. Plus, I'd really like to do Rebif + Tysabri, kind of hedging my bets.
If I were the insurance company, that would be a scary proposition indeed.
she also doesn't have the best insurance (so she thought), but they called the other day and told her, as long as she had it done at her dr's office, she only has to pay the $20 co pay.
How crazy is that???? Now, only if it works, Im saying a little prayer for her.
it would also be wonderful if you could get your friend to post her experience with Tysabri when she has her first infusion (or proxy for her).
My best friend does not own a computer, but I will most definitely post her process for you guys...I have kind of become her ms advocate, I got her the info on the ldn, and she couldn't get it, but we have a guy in our church, who is really bad off, and his dr prescribed it, so he's only been onit for a week, so when i see him this week, i will post his results on the ldn portion of the forum.