Hi everyone, I was diagnosed recently with RRMS. The news is still sinking in. I will start my treatment soon with ocrevus. I am a little bit worried about the side effects (increased breast cancer risk, PML) but I decided to take my chances. My doctor says I have a mild case.
By the way, what are the clinical findings to diagnose RRMS ? are lesions in a brain scan enough? could it be something else? what if the spine is fine and no oligoclonal bands are found in the CSF fluid? Is an elevated IgG index a reliable indicator for diagnosis?
As I understand it, the point of the treatment is to reduce relapses and possibly also nerve damage. I think doctors can’t really predict how RRMS is going to progress at this point, so it is better to be proactive. Thoughts?
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