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Plegridy v Avonex

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Catherine

Good afternoon everyone,

 

I haven't been here for a while, I hope you are all doing okay. I wondered if anyone here has changed from avonex to plegridy - and what their experience has been? I have been on avonex for 10 years but because I am taking methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis, I can't take any of the oral DMT's. I thought plegridy might be a better option. Any thoughts?

 

Many thanks,

Catherine

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Scully

Hello Catherine,

 

Thanks for posting. Unfortunately I can't give you any sort of answer as I have PPMS, so these modifying drugs aren't available to. E personally.

 

Have you asked your MS nurse about the pros and cons of switching over ?

 

Scully

 


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Catherine

Thanks Scully. I am seeing my nurse next month, but I thought it might be a good idea to hear about someone's personal experience if possible. I'm sure my nurse will be able to advise though.

 

Best wishes,

Catherine

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Scully

Sounds like a plan.

Sorry it's a bit quiet here right now, I'm sure we probably have some members concerned about the switch.

I guess you've trawled the various websites?

This one is always useful I gather https://www.mstrust.org.uk/understanding-ms/ms-symptoms-and-treatments/ms-decisions/disease-modifying-drugs

It's a bit of a minefield isn't it?

 

Scully

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Catherine

Thank you very much Scully. I have done a bit of research but I am a bit restricted by which DMT I have as I am taking methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis. I would consider giving that up if Plegridy didn't work for me, and I would try one of the oral DMT's. It definitely is a bit of a mine-field!

 

Best wishes,

Catherine

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