I have always felt the ampyra has helped me with my walking but with the ampyra going generic and the assistance fund not able to help anymore I may not be able to afford it anymore so I am afraid of what will happen to me physically if I have to stop taking it? Acorda told me that 2 weeks after I stop taking it I will go back to how I was before I started it. I started taking it not long after I was diagnosed and have been on it 5 years. I don't remember how I was before I started it, I just know I have always believed it helped me. Since I started using it I have fallen and broke my hip and wrist 2017 and had my hip and wrist replaced. This made my MS progress alot so I can not walk much and use a wheelchair. I am a widow and live alone I worry if I get unable to walk at all and can't take care of myself what then? Right now as long as I have the ampyra I am able to take care of myself. advice is needed
My first recommendation would be to call your general practitioner or the specialist who prescribes your Ampyra prescription.
Make sure your doctor knows of your financial situation your diagnosis and how long you've been taking Ampyra.
Second, make sure your doctor is aware that this is not an optional drug it's of dire necessity.
Finally, go on the official website for Acorda Therapeutics.
AMPYRA website explains where & how to get the Acorda medication. Also, speak of Financial assistance for those who qualify.
Finally, if your still in need of Acorda assistance, reach out to the Multiple Sclerosis Community. They too have their own website.
Best of luck!
- Ampyra Information for Consumers
- Ampyra Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ampyra (detailed)
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