so we all know that there is no cure for MS - heck I would bet my last dollar that the researchers are too confused to figure out what could possibly cure; hell they can't even figure out the cause.
There are drugs on the market called disease modifying therapies that slow down the progression of the disease. I was on the daily shot, now I'm doing the monthly infusion which i am loving (from the frequency aspect); no traveling with the syringes, no walking with them when i spend the nite out, just no worries about taking the bloody thing period! The Ampyra that i'm taking is different; it's not in that category. It's a drug that was developed that is specifically for the walking disability. It does nothing to slow down the progression of the disease; it just helps patients walk faster and feel stronger overall.
Those disease modifying therapies have ALL been shots of some sort. Monthly, daily, weekly, every other day - all shots. Well there has been a new drug developed that the FDA is expected to approve in September that, finally, is taken orally! This is great news for all involved. Read more...
Will i switch? Nah...don't think so...the Tysabri will still be the most aggressive and possibly best one on the market, so i'll give it a chance to work...besides which that will be one more (possibly small white pill) to add to my handy dandy organizer and make me look more like a dealer.
In other news...big match up today - Germany vs Spain. Germany has been playing like a well oiled machine, I hope they mash up Spain the way they did Argentina. I'm gunning for a Netherlands/Germany final.