2nd Tysabri infusion

Here at the infusion center for my 2nd Tysabri treatment for Multiple Sclerosis. So far so good. Seems time flew by since last month’s treatment. I can’t say i feel much different or better but I can feel different feelings on the right side. I have had success with physical therapy. Stretching and core strengthening is helping with balance and mobility.
I hope to see some positive changes to come!

Day 2 after 1st Infusion of Tysabri – Observations and Questions

Ok – so 2 days after the infusion and I feel “changes” for the better.  I dont want to jinx it but have some questions.  My right side is affected by my MS and I have Foot Drop (have to use a WalkAide), balance issues and right arm/hand range of motion/strength issues.

My hand feels stronger and my range of motion has increased.  I can’t tell much with the leg/foot although things feel “different”.  With MS I felt everything progressing in the wrong direction (I’ll call this white to dark gray).  I’m feeling the dark gray getting whiter.  Don’t know how else to explain.

My questions:

-Will I be “jonesing” for my next infusion?

-Will things progress positively for a week or two and then go backwards as the medicine wears off?

-Does the Tysabri “wear off”?

-When I had optic neuritis, I had a 3 day drip of solumedrol (steroids) and my vision went from 15% back to 90-95% and has been “good” with out issue for the past 2 years.  Is Tysabri like steroids in this regard?

What have you all experienced while on Tysabri?  Right after the infusion?  2 weeks after?  1 month after?  Just prior to next infusion?

1st Tysabri infusion next week

My 1st infusion of Tysabri is Tuesday the 13th after 1pm.

The administering office location I have been to before and they are very good. They are under additional FDA watch with the TOUCH (Tysabri Outreach Unified Commitment to Health) program when administering Tysabri because of the risks of PML.

I will be continuing to blog about my treatment and technology here

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