I was wondering whether anyone could give me the pros and cons of their own personal experience on either of these two drugs?
I had another significant relapse so my neruo wants me to go on some better treatment, he suggested Fingolimod but I asked about Lemtrada after reading about it on here and he said I would be eligible for either.
I’m just taking a few days to think about it.
I am very interested by Lemtrada, what with the 75% reduction of relapses but the side effects are a little off putting and the added notion of blood and urine tests every month for the next five years isn’t very appealing. I’ve also read a lot on here about people who are struggling to get on this treatment and I kind of feel if it’s available for me I should give it a shot. Then again it might not be the best treatment for me.
Fingolimod is the option my neuro had in mind when he was thinking about my case but he hadn’t considered Lemtrada because it is relatively new to the area and there are only two people on it in the area and neither are his patients. There are obviously side effects to this one too and the reduction in relapses is 55% which is significantly more than Avonex which I was taking but significantly less than Lemtrada.
I feel very torn, I have researched both from a factual side, so I thought I would ask you guys to get a personal perspective?
Thank you so much for reading.
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