I was diagnosed with MS in May 2010. Ever since my symptoms mainly included my right side "falling asleep". I was always still able to walk etc., but I just didn't feel my right side as well. After a dose of Cortison the symptoms vanished.
So far, it hasn't been too bad for me and the diagnosis never troubled me that much. However, I tried every medication available in my country (Switzerland) and now am now treated with Lemtrada. Shortly afterwards I developed manic symptoms for three weeks. When I got back to "normal", I felt great again, but only for one month. Then I developed a depression which is why I am taking antidepressants now. I feel very good again (thank God!), but my latest MRI shows that Lemtrada might not have the (good) effect on the MS that we all hoped for.
Lemtrada has been available for patients for only 8 months by now. Therefore, there aren't a lot people taking it, so there's not much data concerning psychological side-effects.
Are you currently being treated with Lemtrada? If yes or if you know someone, have you or has the person you know suffered from depression or sth similar afterwards?
Any response is much appreciated!
Thanks a lot
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Pregnancy category (FDA)
Before taking Lemtrada during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.ViewClose all pregnancy categories
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Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
FDA has not classified the drug.
Alcohol warning on Lemtrada
There may be a negative interaction between Lemtrada and alcohol.
How do I obtain Lemtrada?Prescription in the USA
How do I take Lemtrada?Injection
What dosages are available?
Solution: 12 mg/1.2 mL, 10 mg/mL, 30 mg/mL
Approval DateMay 7, 2001
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