Diary Of A Gilenya Pioneer: Gilenya Results After One Year On Gilenya

Gilenya ResultsHappy anniversary to me! One year ago today I took my first dose of Gilenya. My heart rate waxed and waned that day, but in the 12 months since my life has steadily improved. I don’t expect roses today, but I am ecstatic that the drug is working for me. Until this time last year, I was in a pattern of a relapse every few months. I have now been relapse-free for one year and counting! So far, Gilenya results have been fantastic.

I began the journey secretly hopeful that I might be one of those few people who miraculously have so many of their lesions shrink and heal on Gilenya, but I was also reasonable. Most of my damage is well over a year old, and most neurologists will tell you to stop expecting any improvement after one year. May 5 2011, deep down I believed that I was stuck with what I had in spite of any contradictory fantasies.

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Diary Of A Gilenya Pioneer: Gilenya Followup – YES! I Can Continue Taking Gilenya!

Gilenya Followup

On The Pill!

YES! At my Gilenya followup today I learned that blood tests confirm I can continue Gilenya!

Although my current neurologist isn’t a fan of letting his patients view any of their test results I stole my paperwork for a quick read during the 3 hour wait to see him.

What I read initially sent me into a panic.

  • Page 1: My immune system has been decimated. I am one germ away from sudden death.
  • Pages Everything Else: Greek.

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Diary Of A Gilenya Pioneer: Fingers Crossed As I Experience Gilenya Side Effects

Gilenya Side Effects

Several months have passed since I began taking Gilenya on May 5. Today I’m focusing on the drug’s possible side effects and how I have personally been affected. The good news is that I seem to be mostly fine so far. In spite of this year’s gloomy start with 2 separate attacks within it’s first few months, I have had no attacks since beginning this treatment. In hindsight I really do feel that Rebif, and probably interferons in general, are just not right for my body. Now that I have begun the drug I have started to focus on Gilenya side effects.

With my Gilenya followup appointment looming in a couple of weeks, I’ll soon find out if Gilenya suits me in the long run. As you can see, I do have my fingers crossed!

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