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    Agate, As you know, I am on rituxan. My course...

    Agate,
    As you know, I am on rituxan. My course has never been easily defined although I am now labeled SPMS. I never have had really bad relapses. Just a steady development/worsening of MS from the...
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    Thank you Agate for that great summary....

    My neurologist reminded me that I was the one who brought information about rituxan to him. I am so glad he listened to me!

    Following the research is a daunting task....you are a blessing to us...
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    This is great! 50 minute talk by Vollmer on Ocrelizumab and comparison with other dru

    DR. VOllmer is a major MS researcher. There is great information in this presentation. About 20 minutes in he does Q&A which was also great. I am so happy to have found this...I noticed how...
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    Hi Agate, BAsically, I do not have negative...

    Hi Agate,
    BAsically, I do not have negative reactions to the meds I have taken. Maybe a site reaction here and there, serious headache which is eliminated with premed at infusion times. Tremendous...
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    I have been dealing with MS for 30 years. Ms...

    I have been dealing with MS for 30 years. Ms drugs often stop working after periods in which they alleviate symptoms. I was on betaseron for 8 years avonex for a year, copaxone for 4 years. I did...
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    I have been on IVIG for about 9 months now and it...

    I have been on IVIG for about 9 months now and it has eliminated the MS fatigue which is huge. I wonder if you can use it along with a DMD? It doesn't stop progression, treats symptoms.********
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    It depends on where you get the solumedrol. When...

    It depends on where you get the solumedrol. When I got it at the cancer center infusion building it was Monday through Friday. But when I got it at home I could get it anytime. I did it monthly for 4...
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    I knew it was novantrone. I took the full amount...

    I knew it was novantrone. I took the full amount allowed. I loved it. Felt great while on it. And then...
    Although it has been years since I stopped taking it, my doc still orders a nuclear heart...
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    I think you have it mixed up with another drug....

    I think you have it mixed up with another drug. Perhaps Novantrone? That had very strict limits and that was then. Now, they won't even give that much because the risks are known to be worse than...
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    Hi dar, Go back up and look at my post (#4 above...

    Hi dar,
    Go back up and look at my post (#4 above in this thread)
    so, I have been on rituxan for several years now. If you read what I posted you will see that ocrelizumab and rituximab are the...
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    Here's the url to the first post I made about the...

    Here's the url to the first post I made about the patent:

    http://www.multipleexperiences.org/2017/01/12/ocrelizumab-versus-rituximab-rituxan/
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    Hi, While trying to find the URL for the...

    Hi,
    While trying to find the URL for the previous article I posted, I found this article which the scientists on this board will understand!
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    Tl;dr Ocrelizumab is a newly designed antibody that...
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    Ok..I looked for information on the different between rituximab and ocrelizumab ...

    It appears the difference is in how the monoclonal antibody is developed? I copied the following part from "Neuro Immunology" which is exactly what I was looking for..:

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    "It turns out that...
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    Thanks! My understanding has been that it is...

    Thanks!
    My understanding has been that it is similar to rituximab (rituxan). I always thought it was a repackaging of rituxan but that is not the case. Still, the two are similar. I would love it if...
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