20141216

FDA's communication for the pill

No. Not that pill, the MS pill.

Making it official. Tecfidera carries with it a risk of PML.

I am glad at this point that I did not switch of Tysabri. Though, I think it's every eight week dosing is lessening it protection to the point that I am getting very gradually worse. I notice that my leg pain has been increasing as of late. Hopefully it's a perception thing. I talk to my neuro in June about it, and perhaps I need to be switched to every six weeks? At least if the effects are reduced, I should be receiving immune system protection from the cause of PML, the JC virus. Of course, I came to this conclusion the evening after my six-month neurologist appointment. Sometimes I'm just so stupid!

20141209

Think Its Hard Sleeping With MS?

Then take the fact that I am JC virus positive

JCV+

And a good nights rest is way father than an arms reach away. I haven't had a good nights sleep in...I don't even know anymore.

Edit: I just realized my title is a double entendre, which was completely unintended.

20141202

My Brain

Is draped over McCormick Place for thousands to see at the RSNA 100th anniversary conference. Hopefully someone will take a picture for me!

20141027

A bit o brilliance?

Ebola is a virus. Interferon is an antiviral of sorts. Wouldn't it be logical to give Ebola sufferers interferon to help them hopefully make it through thee rages of Ebola?

20140929

Sticking it out

There is a new drug coming out that works similarly to Gilenya: RPC1063. It works by 'modulating the sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) receptor, which controls the autoimmune reaction in the lymph nodes'.

Ok, a little above me. All I know is the Tysabri is rocking for me, even on an eight-week dose schedule. I'm going to hold on to that drug as there is a 'rebound effect'...I'm pretty scared of that. So I'm stuck on a kick-butt drug. Could be worse, but hopefully the eight-week schedule will keep the PML away.

20140923

Hey Bruce Rauner

Why do you hate me? Why do you not want me to be able to treat my disease.

You disgust me. I certainly would not cast a vote for you before, and this just solidifies my opinion. And it'll cause me to tell others that douchebag who can't think outside the box is merely a puppet to the republofascist machine.

You're a tool Rauner. I hope your campaign decays in the ashes of your burned out candidacy.

20140910

Great, just great

Benzos lead to Alzheimer too. Good thing I only use them once every two months.

That and the slow walking...guh. Not much hope for me. But then there never was.