I just wanted to say that I am currently having the Ocrevus treatment and am over 50, so I was given the opportunity to have the Covid Vaccine, which I was so pleased to have.
The NHS are amazing for the system they have organised to make this a safe and speedy operation.
As for the vaccine, I have to say that I suffered quite a horrible headache for about 4 days and my body felt like it had been 10 rounds with Mike Tyson, but all said and done, this was nothing compared to what may have been the symptoms should I have contracted Covid.
I wanted to write this as there seems to be so much negativity around the whole situation, the way that I am looking at it, is that I am here, I am able to have dinner with my husband and chat to my children and am looking forward to welcoming my first grandchild into the world. This seems very mundane, but they are the things that make me smile and appreciate being alive.
I hope that everyone that is on here, is keeping safe and avoiding this awful virus.
Sending positive vibes to you all, thank you for the chat and information that has kept me sane through not only this current situation, but also through my MS journey so far. Keep up the good work everything you post and your replies are so valuable.
This is very early days, but might offer some hope for the future?
BioNTech Vaccine Treats MS in Mice Without Dampening Immune System
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Some of the best information about MS and the coronavirus, especially if you’re on a DMD, comes straight from the horse’s mouth by Professor Gavin Giovannoni and his team at the Barts MS Research Blog. Comments in articles can also be informative. Please check it regularly as advice may alter from day to day.
Multiple Sclerosis Research Blog – A blog for people affected by Multiple Sclerosis. Interpreting good, bad and other research news
A blog for people affected by Multiple Sclerosis. Interpreting good, bad and other research news
The Barts MS Research Blog has also started what they call a “micro site”, which specifically deals with COVID-19 and has a Question and Answers section:
MS-Selfie - COVID-19 & MS
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I was diagnosed with MS 10 years ago, I have relapse and remitting MS. Thankfully I have very mild and brief relapses, and I’m not receiving any treatment for my MS.
I have recently met a partner who has told me they have chronic hepatitis B, which has left me with a huge dilemma. If I was to stay with my partner I’d need to receive the Hepatitis B vaccine to safeguard myself, but I’m uneasy with the idea of having the Hepatitis B vaccine as the link between the vaccine and MS is negative. And I wouldn’t want to do anything that could cause my MS to progress.
I’d be grateful if I could hear others experiences with their MS and having the Hepatitis B vaccine please.
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