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OCREVUS for me?

Hello All,

I have been diagnosed with MS back in 2017 with an optical nerve inflammation. Since then and until 2020 I was using BetaFeron. in 2021 I switched to OCREVUS and it is much easier for me than every other day injection.

Today a doctor told me that I should stop OCREVUS because it is too strong since I had only one attack and this is not good for me.

I really don't know what do you think

PS: My last MRI last week shows that my dots are getting smaller.

  1. , hi! I can't offer medical advice, for your safety, but if you have any doubts, you have the right to seek a second opinion, especially if the doctor telling you to stop the treatment is not the doctor that prescribed Ocrevus. It *is* a pretty strong treatment with some daunting potential side effects, so I see where this doctor may be coming from.


    I wish I could give you a quick, easy answer, but like pretty much everything with MS (as you well know) is that there are no easy answers. Ugh. It really has to be a decision that you make. You are the ultimate decision maker as to what goes into your body. I wanted to share this positive article about Ocrevus -- https://multiplesclerosis.net/living-with-ms/ocrevus-patients-story. But, to be fair, Ocrevus can cause some pretty strong side effects and since it suppresses the immune system, which is something to consider.


    I realize this comment really didn't clarify anything for you, and I do hope you get more helpful feedback from other community members that have been on Ocrevus.


    I hope whatever decision you make, I do hope you feel peace with your decision; I know it's not easy!


    Best, Erin, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member.


    1. Thank you for your response,














  2. I wrote like a full page, but i dont know why it is not showing

    1. Hi! I'm sorry, all that's showing on our end is a short reply as well. It must have been cut off for some reason. Keep us updated on how you're doing! - Kelsey, MultipleSclerosis.net team member

  3. hello naif! Yes continue w ocrevous! My 3rd infusion coming up next month and MRI showed no new lesions yay!

    1. What great news, ! I hope Ocrevous continues to help and that your next MRI also shows no new lesions. Best wishes! - Lori (Team Member)

  4. Hi There! I have PPMS and prior to Ocrevus my symptoms appeared to be progressing fast. I have been on Ocrevus since 2018 and I’m on cruise control. I still have unsteady gait but with my rollator I’m unstoppable and can continue to drive myself where I need to go. Because I know when infusion will take place I can plan everything else around them. I still have a few bad days but for the most part I’m good. What really helps me is having a positive demeanor.

    1. How wonderful, ! I hope Ocrevus continues to help. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes! - Lori (Team Member)

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