Hi everyone. I think what I’m asking might be quite niche but looking for any advice going.
So I’m on Tysabri, 3 so far, and I work as a nurse. I’m very much aware that I’m at greater risk of infection due to being immunocompromised but is there anyone out there in the same situation. I’ve been waiting to see occupational health just so I can know the exact do’s and dont’s but until that happens I’m being avoiding contact with viral infection and being more careful with the bacterial infected patients. This makes it so awkward at work when I get an admission and it turns out they potentially have something like meningitis and I have to back away and ask to be relocated. It definitely doesn’t make for an easy life at work when I’m trying not to broadcast my MS.
I have asked my MS nurse and she said just to be careful and even suggested taking time off work to adjust to Tysabri and the new diagnosis. The time off would drive me insane though and I love sleeping too much so without the need to go to work I’d probably never get out of bed lol.
Anyway sorry for the essay, just looking for another nurse or clinician with MS that knows how to safely manage working with the risks associated with being immunocompromised.