I can’t help with Gilenya but I’ve been on Tysabri 4 years past on the 7th August for me its been a great drug but everyone reacts to it different before I started Tysabri I was having relapse after relapse about every 4 or 5 weeks I ended up using a wheelchair thats only half of it but since starting Tysabri I’ve never had a single relapse for me I’d have been happy with that but I’ve now got my life back I’m out of a wheelchair walking unaided and feeling almost normal.
It didn’t happen over night but Tysabri gave me the chance to fight the beast I call MS and with the help of physio, yoga and being able to start the gym a couple of years ago I am where I am today.
But at the end of the day the choice is yours I’m JC negative but only found that out when I was signing for my 5th year of Tysabri It wouldn’t have mattered if I was positive it wouldn’t have changed how I feel.
I don’t have any kids at the minute but someday me and my girlfriend would love to and the way I look at it if I had children and ended up the way I did before Tysabri I could never look after them I couldn’t even wash and dress myself once and I would feel so bad if it where them had to look after there dad but being on Tysabri has gave me that hope of having children again.
Thats my feelings on Tysabri and the small risk of getting PML is nothing if you seen the risks of getting other things in life the way I looked at it when I read the risks of getting cancer are as high as 1 in 6 and there’s lots more risks far higher than the chances of getting PML I would go mad walking or sitting about worrying about the what if’s lol