MS & I

Monday, March 7, 2011


I was approved for Tysabri! I got the great news a few weeks ago, and why do you ask that I needed to get approved? Well of course insurance is a pain and they needed good proof that the other two medications didnt work on me because this medication is CRAZY $$$ and second reason being Tysabri increases the risk of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a rare brain infection that usually causes death or severe disability. I had some blood work done about a month ago to check for a certain JC antibody that helps them to see if I do have a better chance of contraction PML. I got the letter two weeks ago and the results came back negative! So even though this is good it still doesnt mean that I can't contract PML. So the overall good news is that I no longer have to take a daily shot, and I just get an infusion just once a month!!! YEAH!!! Oh and this is as good as it gets with MS medication so I am truley thankful that I have this opportunity :) Wish me luck!!