I Take Tysabri

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 39 People

    Avonex Patient Who Is Switching To Tysabri

    My name is Charlene and I was dx last year with Ms and and is currently taking Avonex to treat it well i had a flair up and my doctor says beacause of this is is swithing me to tysabri says it a better treatment just need some other advice on switching.
    bunne2 bunne2
    1 Response Apr 7, 2012

    MS Research

    I work for a research firm just outside of Boston, MA – and we’re currently doing some really interesting work regarding MS medication. My team is currently recruiting MS patients to join an online bulletin board / discussion community to record their experiences with various...
    estaples estaples
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 18, 2013

    On Tysabri, Feeling "fencey"

    Feeling Fence-y: I have had 7 doses of Tysabri, now. Two months ago, I started aspirating liquid when I tried to drink. After a few experiences, within a few days, of violently and abruptly (and oh! so gracelessly) choking on my coffees-with-milk added, I developed a cough...
    megbat megbat
    31-35, F
    Dec 16, 2012

    If Someone Could Answer My Questions..

    I was diganosed with MS back in april 2012 while I was pregnant. My left side of my face went numb. I have had numerous of MRIs and numerous attacks. The past 7 months, I think I've had a week where I walked normally and felt normal. My Dr. doesn't seem like he wants to help me...
    Christine2686 Christine2686
    3 Responses Nov 17, 2012

    Tysabri Is A Modern Miracle

    I am a 38 year old male from Melbourne Australia. I was diagnosed with MS almost 10 years ago and getting over the shock of my diagnosis I began using Betaferon as recommended by my Nuerologist. I went from being a very active sportsman, footballer slowly losing my coordination...
    Shaunmelbourne Shaunmelbourne
    1 Response Feb 6, 2013

    I Am Gonna Try Tysabri...

    I have taken most of the D.M.D'S do very little avail. I am now 40 years old and this blooming fatigue is never ending and unpredictable. I have been injecting for 15 years now and am a little fed up always having to inject myself daily.. ok maybe i'm a yap and should be more...
    finnboy77 finnboy77
    1 Response Apr 11, 2012

    I Need Advice 4 Months On Tysabri

    It has been my fourth time in early December taking Tysabri.  I felt like I was hit by a Mack Truck.  Normally, I walk pretty good a little bit wobbly.  But each time after taking Tysabri the first week I can not walk at all and I feel absolutely awful.  Two weeks later I am...
    buckleybets buckleybets
    4 Responses Dec 15, 2011

    so, December 15th was the date of my second

    infusion. so far not so good. jcv came back negative so that's that but side effects blow. I had a uti for nearly three weeks the first time. severe headache and flu like symptoms the first two days. this time, uti again and it seems as though every ailment I suffer has become...
    Vnel Vnel
    26-30, F
    Dec 21, 2015

    Ms And The Menu Of Drugs

    Hello,  trip to her               My name is John and my wife has MS,diagnosed in 1997 with remitting / relapsing now has  progressive??? On a recent trip to her neurologist they suggested that she may be interested in Tysabri. She has had an implant a (Neuro...
    reelwood7 reelwood7
    1 Response Feb 10, 2012

    What May Kill Me Is Actually Keeping Me Alive

    Don't be afraid of Tysabri if you neurologist suggests it. I would be bed-ridden, blind and probably vegetative if I didn't switch to Tysabri. Been on it since I was 22. Don't feel like writing my main experience of my whole MS diagnosis yet, but I will gitter done soon! FMS...
    meganomalie meganomalie
    22-25, F
    Apr 11, 2011

    Just Do It..............

    "I take Tysabri"  I was dx at 27............in 2004 i was  Married on an island at 25, : ) great times!!!having a great time parting my *** off with friends on my free time and just enjoying life with my hubby .My career was as an Rn, Bsn in a Neonatal...
    gemini76 gemini76
    31-35, F
    3 Responses May 24, 2008


    I have had about 55 treatments on Tysabri. Although I am doing very well I don't know when enough is enough. I had been on Beta Seron before the Tysabri, the side effects were terrible. My only other choice would probably be Copaxone but I know it is not as strong (so why shouldn...
    Rxpsycho1 Rxpsycho1
    4 Responses Feb 3, 2011

    Just Giving Up Rebif..

    I con't really even remember my first Dx date. First I tried all the herbal remedies, but the MRIs showed that the disease was progressing anyway --- Alas --   So it was on to Avonex... That took a while to get used to, in fact I'm not sure I ever did.  I took if for...
    Wiccad Wiccad
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Jul 24, 2008

    My Life With Ms

    Short version--Married in 1991, age 22...start of first symptom 3 days after return from honeymoon...new city, no friends or relatives...diagnosed after typical series of tests...Neurologist said no kids for 5 years, must have heard have 5 kids cuz that's what I did!...now ages...
    MSMom MSMom
    41-45, F
    4 Responses May 13, 2010


    Unfotunately the worst possible side effect hit me using tysabri PML. Paralyzed lft side of my body
    Jstuly1 Jstuly1
    3 Responses Nov 13, 2012
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