Hello, my partner has been offered a 6 month trial of GSK239512 in the hope that this will regrow myelin and conclude better recovery, upon further reading and NOT in the consulation with the neuro. its shown that 50% of test patients will be given the test drug and the other half a fake drug in order to determine the outcome… psychologically or physically. The other option for her is to take the steroid ‘methylprednisolone’ to cure her hand symptoms of late. (diagnosis being swelling in the spinal cord) this is a weeks worth of oral drugs.
My 2 questions please… is WHY take a test drug for 6 months, along with numerous blood tests, cognitive tests etc… all in the hope things are better by the end of the trial… at the end she is still on avonex and no better from being a guinea pig. Surely its best to take the steroids and get the slight relapse fixed properly.
… and are there any side effects with the steroids prescribed. its only a weeks worth and 5 pills a day…
Anyone with experience please offer any advice thanks
Thanks in advance,