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Tysabri Infusion

Hi everyone, I am was diagnosed with RRMS several weeks ago and expected to receive Tysabri infusions once bloodwork comes back negative for the JC virus.
I welcome your experiences after receiving the infusion. How do you feel afterwards and how long do symptoms last. Can you tell an increase in energy and alertness? Thanks in advance for your help.

  1. Hi, ! I hope you get some helpful feedback from other community members that have experience with Tysabri infusions. I do hope that Tysabri is a good fit for you, with minimal side effects. I thought you might appreciate this piece from one of our contributors about his Tysabri infusions -- https://multiplesclerosis.net/living-with-ms/infusion-iv-treatment. I think he addresses some of the questions you have and there are some member comments at the end of the article that may be helpful for you as well. Good luck with your bloodwork results and keep us posted on how you are doing, if you feel comfortable doing so! Best, Erin, MultipleSclerosis.net Team Member.

    1. , I've been on Tysabri for 3 1/2 years now. No side effects, and no disease progression. Re your energy & alertness question, I don't think that's how the drug's designed to work: it''s a means to slow disability progression, reduce relapses and number and size of active brain lesions. Sending you healing vibes,
      Jennie ๐Ÿ˜Š

      1. , one tip if you do start Tysabri: make sure you're well hydrated before the infusion. Plumped up veins are a LOT easier for the nurse to find. Makes for a much more pleasant infusion experience ๐Ÿ™‚

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