I am a 36 women with MS. I want to try freezing my eggs. My question is if I want to do this process, should I be off Avonex? If yes how long?
There is no data about the interaction of interferons with the process, so it is hard to advise. We make personalized recommendations based on a patient's history. There are some concerns for relapse while on hormones for harvesting eggs, but no prospective data – so this should be discussed with your treating neurologist.
Benjamin M. Greenberg, MD, MHS
Vice Chair of Translational Research and Ambulatory Care
Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics
Director, Transverse Myelitis, Neuromyelitis Optica Programs
Co-Director, Pediatric CONQUER Program
UT Southwestern Medical Center