Oops… flu shot, no thanks! I got Optic Neuritis and was diagnosed with MS three weeks after my last flu shot in 2009. Coincidence? Dunno… but it sure didn’t help my situation. Never again.
We are coming upon my six month post-stem cell infusion visit. My goodness, time has flown!
I continued having a lot of trouble with eyesight in my left eye since November and went through three 5 day IV infusions with no improvement in my eyesight 🙁 Thus, I chose to do something I never thought I would do and started on the medication Tysabri
In 5 days I will be having my 4th Tysabri infusion.
And amazingly my eyesight has gotten much better – not directly due to the Tysabri, but simply because my body has stopped my continuous relapse of Optic Neuritis, and I have gotten time to have my body slowly try to heal itself.
I have noticed that I feel better on the Tysabri but about 1 week before the infusion my body reminds me that I need my infusion. In fact, today and for the past three days I have noticed some increased difficulty walking, increased spasms and increased fatigue. It’s weird… I feel like I NEED my Tysabri to feel better.
5 days and counting…
My stem cells are still circulating in my body and still need time to do some healing. At least now they have a chance since my relapses have thankfully stopped for the time being.