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LEMTRADA is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). Because of its risks, LEMTRADA is generally used in people who have tried 2 or more MS medicines that have not worked well enough. It is not known if LEMTRADA is safe and effective for use in children under 17 years of age.

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My Journey to Choosing LEMTRADA LEMTRADA patient blogger: Chad By Chad, Husband, Father, Software Engineer • January 17, 2017

Not Chad the country, not a hanging chad ballot, it’s LEMTRADA® patient, Chad!

Hello everyone, Chad here!

No, not “Hanging Chad”…

And as cool as having a country named after me would be… I can’t claim that one either, since Chad became a country a few years before my time. I’m just plain ol’ Chad. And I happen to have relapsing multiple sclerosis. I was diagnosed in 1993.

Another significant year for me is 1996, when I married my wife Lara, and we were then sealed for all of eternity.

Next in significance came 1999, 2001, 2003, and 2008. What’s so significant about those 4 years, you may ask? Well I’m glad you did, because I’m excited to tell you. That’s when our 4 children made their earthly debuts and made Chad into a dad!

Throughout the past 20 or so years I’ve tried 7 different relapsing MS treatments, including injectables, infusions and orals—all with varying degrees of success, but never the right fit for me. I was hoping LEMTRADA would be the right fit for me. I was hoping that LEMTRADA could slow my disability progression and reduce the number of relapses I was having.

Since I had my first round of infusions, my neurological exams have shown no signs of disability progression. I’ll pause here for a moment to let that sink in…

Okay, that moment is over because I’m too excited to pause any longer ツ

I’m so happy Lara, my neurologist, and I decided together that LEMTRADA is the right treatment option for me, and I look forward to sharing more of my story with you in future blog posts.

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