Tysabri

ASCEND, Whoops We Got It Wrong Again

ASCEND, Whoops We Got It Wrong Again

ASCEND drugs trial of Tysabri or Natalizumab was seen by many people as the drug to stop SPMS progression. It was a  disappointment. I was on the ASCEND trial for two years and finished in October 2014. A year later Biogen, the manufacturers of the drug announced ‘Natalizumab … did not meet its primary and secondary endpoints […]

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Week 104

Week 104

Only a week after surgery on my shoulder I had an ASCEND trial. This will be my penultimate trip up to the Royal London hospital in Whitechapel for the trial I have now been on the trial for two years and I now have the option to continue taking the drug TYSABRI after the trial. […]

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Biogen, Elan seek okay for first-line Tysabri use in MS

Biogen, Elan seek okay for first-line Tysabri use in MS

Biogen Idec and Elan have filed for approval to sell their drug Tysabri The application is for the drug to be used as a first-line treatment for multiple sclerosis, a move that could boost sales of the drug. Demand for Tysabri has been curtailed due to concerns over its association with a potentially fatal infection […]

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Third infusion

Third infusion

My third infusion was on 31 October, that was a few days ago. Double vision was troubling me when I went up the previous time, so I went to my optician, he told me to wear my reading glasses more often. Now I have no trouble with the double vision problem when doing work on […]

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Second infusion

Second infusion

Today I went the Royal London hospital and had my second infusion. There was not a lot to report since my first infusion. I have not noticed any difference in the last 4 weeks except that my double vision has got worse. This time there was just one test. I was shown a list of […]

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First Infusion 4th September

First Infusion 4th September

The infusions are to done monthly and the first one must be within 6 weeks of being accepted for the trial. I was accepted on 26th July. The first infusion It was set for Tuesday 4th September, cutting it a bit fine, but hey-ho I made it. I was told the first day would be […]

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Ascend Trial, the screening

Ascend Trial, the screening

MS is a progressive autoimmune disease and so far no cure has been found. It is devastating; you just gradually lose the ability to control part or parts of your body. Ascend trial, the screening My left leg has no strength. generally speaking from the wast down I’m a bit of a disaster. At least […]

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