Last reply 5 months ago
What Treatment?

Hello all!

Hope youre all well πŸ™‚
I was diagnosed in 2014 and ive been super lucky to not have to many problems.
However after some bad news and stress ive had a relapse and I am going to begin some treatment. Im sure your mostly familiar with pathways and basically my logical options are either beta interferons or Lemtrada. So, which one!?
Theyre totally different and both have advantages and disadvatages!
Im super active and i’d hate for that to change its what keeps me going!

Thanks in advance you lovely people πŸ™‚
K x

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jewels_doyle
5 months ago

If you have any past history of mental health issues I would stay away from interferon, it made me super depressed and suicidal. I’m not sure about the other one but that’s what I experienced on interferon πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ


kelly_brown
5 months ago

@jewels_doyle thank you that’s really interesting to know! Hope your doing ok now x


stumbler
5 months ago

Hi @kelly_brown and welcome.

Stress does seem to stir up our MS so is best avoided, or carefully managed.

OK the Beta Interferons or Lemtrada. This is basically a choice between a first line treatment, which will require constant application, against a very effective treatment, which involves 5 days of infusions, then three days of infusions a year later.

I know which I would choose if I was in your position (which I’m not!)


kelly_brown
5 months ago

@stumbler thanks! Yep I know about both I’ve done all my research haha.
So which and why!?


stumbler
5 months ago

@kelly_brown , I can see the logic in hitting MS hard and fast.

Lemtrada has been referred to as “the closest thing to a cure, without calling it a cure”. So, a week of infusions followed by three days a year later. And, the rest of the year to get on with your life. πŸ˜‰


kelly_brown
5 months ago

Nice answer @stumbler haha! πŸ™‚

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