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Posted by LC
on September 26, 2000 at 04:04:59:
In Reply to: whats the best A.B.C. posted by alex on September 21, 2000 at 23:02:15:
: I was in my doctors office the other day and picked up a a literature guide about copaxone and noticed that the reduction rate of relapses was about 70%. I am currently on Beteseron and have read that the reduction of relapses for this drug is about 30%. I was wondering if anyone has any stories of their experiance and result from one of the ABS drugs. Any information would be great , thankyou/
I hate to say this but your figures are incorrect.All the surveys show from Canada,uk and the states that Interferon has a marginal edge on all the other drugs currently available.Both on reduction of relapses and overall disability levels in the long term.In particular it has been proven to reduce brain lesions when the patient has over 18 months of treatment,and thereby reduction in disability.On the 25/9/00 in the Times(Uk) it was released that extremely high levels of Interferon given as soon after diagnosis as possible did in recent trials have very impresssive results .43% of people given the massive doses actual had their MS put into full remission ,with most not having further relapses in the 3 years after treatment.This article is going to be published next week I believe in the New England medical journal....so keep your eyes peeled as it is a major break through for the newly diagnosed.And may turn this disease on its head......but reliant on early diagnosis which many of us have found difficult......but that will just have to change!
Best of luck,Remember we are not all the same and you need to find the one which suits you.The odds are pretty close on all of them.(so do not worry which one you go for)But if you are newly diagnosed then I would have to say the evidence is that Interferon 1b has the best odds.
Hope that helps...but do look at the research.
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