Monthly Archives: October 2010

Progress Update: Milestone II

PhotobucketToday I would like to announce that I am officially declaring this day as my second milestone along my recovery journey. I’m increasing my recovery percentage from 80% to 90%, not because I have shown any improvement in the last couple of days, but because I realized that I may never reach 100%, however, I am now at a point where if this is the best I’m ever going to get I will be satisfied. At this point, multiple sclerosis is not stopping me from doing anything! Sure I still have a few minor side effects such as skin sensitivity on the rights of my body, minor cognitive issues, and of course my horrible vision which I fear may require me to wear glasses for the rest of my life, who knows…

Choosing Your Long-Term Medication

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Today I wanted to talk about an important part of life as a person living with multiple sclerosis, choosing your disease modifying, long-term, medication. Till recently, there were 3 types of medications to choose from, each of which work in slightly different ways. They include Beta-Interferons (Avonex, Betaseron, and Rebif), Glatiramer Acetate (Copaxone), and Natalizumab (Tysabri). As of September of 2010 a new type of medication, Fingolimod (Gilenya), was approved by the FDA and is the first oral form of a disease modifying medication for multiple sclerosis

Progress Update: Getting Better!

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Steroids and Multiple Sclerosis: Oral Prednisone

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