Also, I will soon recieve my 47th infusion and have noticed depression is progressively getting worse-anyone notice that,after taking Tysabri for an extended time?
I have not taken tyrsabri myself but I do know that some medications will cause a significant amount of weight gain without any change in diet. I have had that happen to me before. I know that's not good for helping a persons depression either. Hang in there and remember you are not alone. I hope this helps. Good luck.
Yes I have! I have been on Tysabri since June 09 and have been slowly gaining weight. I am up to 30 pounds gained now (in 9 months). At first I just thought that maybe I was finally feeling better and therefore eating more food, but now I am thinking that it is from the Tysabri. I have been really watching what I ate since January and have still gained 3 pounds. I would love to hear if others have noticed this too.
I noticed weight gain since starting Tysabri. No other changes in diet, but I'm not in any pain, so I guess I can't complain. I've been on Tysabri since it first came on the market. I cannot remember how many infusions I've had. Don't have any depression... hope your feeling better..
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My nxt infusion would've been my seventy eighth infusion. Contracted JC Virus and they ended it right away. I did notice gradual persistant weight gain that seemed impossible 2 shed. Idk it goes up it goes down but I'm trying 2 keep it down. Need more consistacy with my eating habits and light to moderate excercise as permitted by my limitations. I'm sure it's manageable, but it takes some commitment. I'm not running marathons, which maybe one day I will be 2. What little movement I can do, I will for my well being and a lil vanity, just a little only to make me feel good about who I c looking back@me.
I've been on tysabri since April 2016. I've had 5 treatments about to have my 6th and I noticed right away the weight gain. 20lbs to be exact at this point. I didn't change any of my diet and I am a healthy eater with lots of food allergies. I workout everyday and no matter what I do I keep gaining. I have told all my Drs. but none of them seem to understand why this is such a big deal for me. Nothing fits me and the depression has really started to set in. I thought I was going crazy and making too much of a big deal about all this. I also have noticed I am very tired the week before and the week of the treatment. I don't know if the medication is worth the side effects. I don't know what my situation would be without this treatment since it is managing my flare ups.
Was I glad to see so many answers about weight gain and depression while on Tysabri for an extended amount of time. I know this was posted in 2009 and I don't know how it came to my computer now; but thank you. I've even used a weight coach to help me loose weight; with no success. I've been able to control the depression up until recently and have had to begin using Cymbalta in addition to my standard Wellbutrin. The up side to the Cymbalta is that one of the side affects is reductions of MS pain in my legs.
- Tysabri Information for Consumers
- Tysabri Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tysabri (detailed)
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