Interferon Beta is a disease modifying drug used in reducing the frequency of relapses in relapse-remitting forms of multiple sclerosis.
If you look at the list of and severity of the possible side-effects you will understand why I chose to give this treatment a wide berth.
The experimental MS drug, Fingolimod, showed a better than 50% reduction in the annual relapse rate in patients with relapsing-remitting MS.
NICE now suggests that patients who have been on beta interferon, still suffering high relapse rates, could benefit form Fingolimod.
Glatiramer acetate or Copaxone is a disease-modifying drug administered by self subcutaneous injection.
I was offered this treatment some years past and I declined, as the possible benefits were far outweighed by the inconvenience and likely side-effects of Copaxone.
Campath is a monoclonal antibody. Used against Leukemia and is being trialled for use in Multiple Sclerosis
The interim results of a phase II trial in 2006 show promise.
Aimspro is derived the serum of blood obtained from specially vaccinated goats. Aimspro has been developed to treat MS.
Produced by Daval International, details published in “New Pathways” magazine.
Aimspro available on a ‘Named Patient’ basis if you have a private prescription and a lot of money.
Patients will be asked to sign a disclaimer absolving the doctor from all responsibility should something adverse happen.
For the first time, your doctor must do the injection.
Dickson Chemists based in Glasgow, Scotland have been dispensing large numbers of Aimspro prescriptions. They have special transport containers for Aimspro.
I last investigated this product in 2006, so I have no idea if this is still relevant. As far as I can tell Daval are still marketing Aimspro.
A good diet is essential for everybody not just for those with a health condition. Prevention is always better than cure. Adopt a healthy diet now.
The Wahls Protocol has transformed my MS prognosis. I hasn’t cured it; it can’t cure it,
OR maybe it can.
Eradicate the symptoms and you have eradicated the disease.
Trimethoprim is a bacteriostatic antibiotic used mainly in the prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections.
A casualty of MS and the frequent need to self-catheterise to empty a stubborn bladder.
Tolterodine Tartrate blocks muscarinic receptors in the muscles of the bladder wall. Relaxing the bladder muscles making the bladder more stable.
Reducing the muscle spasms help overcome urinary urgency.