The random rants and meaningful musings of seven digital divas (who happen to have MS)
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Well...talk about two neurologists, three opinions!
First off, he doesn't think I'm suitable for disease modifiers, as I'm not having "typical" relapses (trust me to be awkward, eh?) He thinks there's a possibility I might be helped by Mitoxantrone (Novantrone) - the drug you'll hear some people referring to as "chemo". It's a cancer chemotherapy drug which you get through a drip once every month or every three months.
The idea is that it calms down the immune system and stops further damage to the myelin. It does have risks though, including potential heart problems. He didn't sound that wild about my suitability for it, but he suggested I went off and read up about it, then came back in four months and saw him again.
In the meantime he's going to get some extra information from my existing neuro...because guess what...he's not convinced I even have MS!
*hits head against wall