Saturday, March 8, 2008
Last friday I had my 7th infusion of Tysabri. My neurologist called to tell me that there was some evidence that Tysabri caused some liver problems and so a liver test will now accompany my infusion each month. It seems there is never a treatment that doesn't have side effects. It makes the choice of what to take difficult. It probably seems funny that someone who already decided to take the risk of PML would be more worried about the liver problems but I never really considered PML a possibility I don't think. I have found that I'm quite a bit less tired these days. If Tysabri can stop the progression of MS and give me back some of the energy I need in my daily life, does that make it worth ruining my liver slowly? I'm not sure.