I switched to Gilenya in November after two relapses whilst on Rebif last year and so far so good. I do feel the cold a little more than I used to which was strange at first as I had spent the previous 4 years overheating easily!
I caught two colds in the first few months but they didn’t turn into anything major which had been a fear. I’m asthmatic so was worried I may get chest infectons …
My last blood test showed that my lymphocytes were very low but my neuro wrote that he didn’t want me to come off Gilenya while I was feeling okay. I have another appointment and blood tests tomorrow so we’ll see what happens then. My glands aren’t so swollen now so hopefully it means things have settled. I’m not unduly alarmed as this is the way the drug is supposed to work, by trapping T cells in the lymph glands. (I think … from memory!)
I have had a bladder infection recently but that is not unusual with MS so I’m not reading too much into that. I’m hoping that when my body gets used to the drug, I can concentrate on recovering the full use of my legs over distance. They’re improving a little every few weeks but I’m not very good at this patience thing …
Good luck whatever you decide