I was diagnosed with highly active RRMS in July 2015. I was relapsing very regularly in my first year of diagnosis until I was started on Tecfidera. I have been taking Tecfidera now since April of 2016 and it seemed to be okay for the most part but in March of this year I relapsed again.
I had a scan following the relapse which showed more lesions in my brain and spine, and also more activity in a couple of the lesions I already had.
I have been told to continue with my Tecfidera for the moment but have been told I will need to move onto a different/stronger treatment as the Tecfidera isn’t working anymore.
The 2 options suggested are Fingolimod and Lemtrada. I won’t go into it too much as I assume most people know about the different medications available but I have chosen the Lemtrada as the success rate is 90% whilst the Fimgolimod is 50%-70% successful.
I know everyone’s experiences will be completely different but I was wondering if anyone has had the Lemtrada treatment and how they felt it was? Was it rough? Were there any side effects and if so what have you had?
Would you recommend the treatment?
Many thanks in advance.