Have any of you heard of the new fda warning about risk of gilenya causing severe disability after stopping the medication? This makes choosing a treatment so much more difficult considering all the terrible side effects that all these DMDs have.
I need to find a new treatment and my new neurologist recommended gilenya. After researching it there's no way I'm taking it. I was on Avonex for the first three years and wanted something different because I was tired of the shots and how they made me lose a day every week. I didn't have any progression during that time and I was also eating really well - lots of veggies, gluten/dairy free. I've had two rituxan infusions. A new lesion appeared sometime at the end of Avonex or during the rituxan. I wish now I had just stayed on the Avonex. I feel the worst I ever had since diagnosis, which is still really minor from many of the posts here. Good luck.
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Yes, I have heard about Gilenya making you revert back to your old symptoms of MS if you stop it. We just started Ocrevus. Less risk/side affects.