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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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Time to Take Action Against My RMS LEMTRADA patient blogger: Rachel By Rachel, Wife, Mother, Domestic Engineer • December 21, 2016

Family of LEMTRADA® patient, Rachel

Another relapse. I remember the morning very clearly, although I couldn’t see very clearly. Optic neuritis had hit me again. Another point on the scoreboard for relapsing MS.

I quickly called my neurologist explaining that I needed to be seen because of my relapse symptoms and I was able to make an appointment for that day. I managed to get myself ready with just enough time to make it to see my daughter perform in her Thanksgiving presentation at school, and afterward, my husband quickly got me to my neurologist's office.

Relapse after relapse was proving to be exhausting, and it was taking a toll on me and everyone around me. I really wanted to find a treatment option that could work for me.

My neurologist and my healthcare team and I have always kept an open line of communication. I had tried other medications and my doctor and I both knew that they just weren’t working well enough. I realized that to find the right treatment for me, I needed to take some sort of action, and I was determined to do whatever was in my power to change my situation.

After this last series of relapses, my neurologist and I began a serious discussion about LEMTRADA. My neurologist and I had built a good relationship over the years. I trusted her, and the discussion was my leap of faith. I was confident about the advice she gave me that day, so I began the process of starting LEMTRADA.

Looking back now on how this change has helped reduce my relapses, I'm so happy I took that step to help me in my RMS journey.

Stay tuned for more!

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