Am worried though how far into the future I'll still be able to work, not trying to look on the dark side but also trying to plan for the future at the same time? should I move into a bungalow or a smaller house, carry on working part time or try for full time again?
I can't answer your questions about relapse, as I've only been on Tysabri for 3 months. But I have found that my relapses aren't as severe. However, I've been talking to other Tysabri patients while getting the infusions and have heard very positive feedback. One man has been on it for 10 years and is working a full, productive schedule as a manager of an international trucking company. Another man started when he was progressed enough to need a scooter. He hasn't been able to give up the scooter after 9 years on the drug, but says he hasn't gotten any worse. I'm hearing similar stories from the patients that I've been able to share the infusion room with. I have only heard one negative response from a woman that hasn't been able to walk for 15 years. She says the drug worked great for 6 years, but after that 6 years she started to get worse. She is, however, still on Tysabri and says that the progression isn't nearly as fast as with other drugs.
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- Side Effects of Tysabri (detailed)
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