I was diagnosed with relapsing remitting in 2000 and had symptoms for many years even before then. I was on Avonex for 15 years, with great results and minimal changes in lesions until I did a silly thing. I went on an overseas vacation and did not have any Avonex for that whole time. I went back on it as soon as I got home, but the next MRI I had my neuro said there had been changes so he put me on Plegridy.
I feel really crappy, fatigued and dizzy, and my left leg is like a lump of clay. I'm really scared and want to go back on Avonex. Can I just go back on Avonex quite safely?
There is no problem switching between Plegridy and Avonex. I have had several patients switch to Plegridy only to decide to switch back to Avonex because of side effects. All of them did well
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
University of California San Diego
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