Transferring from Tysabri to Fingolimod


I have been on Tysabri for 1.5 years and it has been very effective for me, but unfortunately I am JC virus positive, so I’m really interested in transferring to fingolimod. Does anyone have any experience of this?


I have been taking Gilenya (Fingolimod) since September last year.I have had some new symptoms,but they’re not classed as relapses.The main side effect for me is low lymphocyte levels,lower than normal,but not not low enough to stop the treatment.I’m very pleased to have been prescribed this drug and hope to take it long-term.I don’t live in the UK btw.Here in Switzerland there are no limitations when prescribing Gilenya.

Sorry,I’m a bit rushed,but if you have any questions please don’t hesitate.Brenda x