Last reply 1 year ago
Lemtrada second dose experience


I had my second dose of Lemtrada last week, finishing on Wednesday and I was planning to return to work tomorrow but I feel totally wiped out. The actual treatment was ok but since the steroids have worn off I have had transient old relapse symptoms and generally just feel like I have a bad hangover with very little energy and slight nausea/mild vertigo. I think I am getting a little better each day but I feel frightened as I haven’t felt this unwell since having relapses years ago.

I just wondered what other people’s experiences of the second dose have been and would be grateful to know. I can’t remember exactly how I felt after the first dose of lemtrada except that I had two weeks off work and them gradually felt really well.

Thanks, Em

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1 year ago

Ohhh I’m sorry you’re feeling like this 🙁 I’m due fur round 2 in three weeks and am terrified as I felt so awful after round one for the month after and then returned to normal.

Same as you.. all my symptoms returned and I felt like I had been hit by a truck !

Hope your ok… it will pass. Just look after yourself Hun xxx

1 year ago


Keep hydrated and take it easy, it could just be tiredness from the treatment and steroid disruption to sleep patterns (my sleep was so very light that a mouse could fart 3 streets away and I’d wake up like someone fired a shotgun in the room – and the light sleep wasn’t that deep refreshing sleep it was more like an all night catnap – might as well have stayed up and read a book) steroids take 8-10 weeks to leave your system – a little more quickly if you stay hydrated and flush out the dead T&B Cells that the Lemtrada just killed off.

If you’re concerned it could be something more sinister please see your doctor xxxx

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