My Neurologist has recommended that I try Ocrevus to try to slow down the progression of my MS. He is very positive about the drug and is very keen for me to go on it.
We’ve been researching and the side-effects are concerning. The drug works by ‘dampening’ down your immune system, attacking your white blood cells. This apparently makes you more vulnerable to lots of infections, colds, chest infections, shingles, cellulitis and many others. More concerning is that it can apparently increase your chances of getting cancer. Both of my parents have had cancer and my father died of cancer, I’m therefore concerned the odds are already not on my side.
Has anyone else tried ocrevus, how have you found the day to day side-effects and how effective have you found the drug in helping to manage your MS? Have any of your specialists discussed the longer term side effects, for example increased risk of cancer - does that concern you, or have they been able to put your minds at rest?
I would really appreciate hearing about your experiences. Many Thanks