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On July 3, 2020 Sanofi Genzyme was notified that our Lemtrada Home Phlebotomy Partner, Examination Management Services Inc., (EMSI) has gone out of business. Because of this, unfortunately, all future Lemtrada Home Phlebotomy (lab draw) visits from EMSI have been cancelled. Patient safety is Sanofi Genzyme’s #1 priority and we are working to provide an alternative phlebotomy solution as well as coordinate alternative testing options for your next monthly lab tests. If you have any questions related to this announcement, please contact your healthcare provider or your One to One Nurse at 1-855-557-2483.

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LEMTRADA is a prescription medicine used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include relapsing-remitting disease and active secondary progressive disease, in adults. Since treatment with LEMTRADA can increase your risk of getting certain conditions and diseases, LEMTRADA is generally prescribed for people who have tried 2 or more MS medicines that have not worked well enough. LEMTRADA is not recommended for use in patients with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS). It is not known if LEMTRADA is safe and effective for use in children under 17 years of age.

LEMTRADA is a prescription medicine used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include relapsing-remitting disease and active secondary progressive disease, in adults. Since treatment with LEMTRADA can increase your risk of getting certain conditions and diseases, LEMTRADA is generally prescribed for people who have tried 2 or more MS medicines that have not worked well enough. LEMTRADA is not recommended for use in patients with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS). It is not known if LEMTRADA is safe and effective for use in children under 17 years of age.

SPEAKING UP FOR YOURSELF
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DISCUSSIONS ABOUT RELAPSING MS TREATMENT GOALS

LEMTRADA patient, Katy, in the driver's seat and owning her relapsing multiple sclerosis

GET IN THE “DRIVER’S SEAT” AND OWN YOUR RELAPSING MS STORY

By Katy, Wife, Writer, and Yoga Instructor

Whether you consider yourself to be an assertive person, or you have a more laid-back personality, if you’ve been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, getting in the so-called “driver’s seat” is more important than ever.

For many of us, speaking up for ourselves was critical to getting the initial diagnosis of relapsing MS. Because of the often-invisible nature of this disease, your family, friends, and physicians may not have known something was wrong until we told them.

Don’t get me wrong—your healthcare providers know about your disease. But for them to fully understand what is happening in your body, or whether or not your medication is working well enough, they need your feedback.

And while nobody likes to be a complainer, you need to speak up and let someone know, or you may find yourself suffering longer than necessary.

If you’re hesitant to communicate your needs, you’ll need to find a way to get comfortable talking about it. Some techniques you may want to consider are:

  • using a symptom tracker
  • keeping a daily journal
  • creating a video blog
Katy writing in her relapsing MS symptom journal

Discussing what you are feeling, and when you are feeling it, helps your doctor to better understand your condition. You can download the Healthcare Provider Discussion Guide before your next appointment.

Since being diagnosed with relapsing MS, speaking up for myself has come naturally to me. As a sometimes impatient, solutions-oriented person, I want to find and apply answers as quickly as possible. This approach has served me well in terms of efficiently addressing challenges when they present themselves.

Stop listening to that voice in your head that says to stay silent. Summon up the courage to take the best care of yourself and speak up instead. Your MS will be with you for a lifetime.

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Important Safety Information See More

LEMTRADA can cause serious side effects including serious autoimmune problems. Some people receiving LEMTRADA develop a condition where the immune cells in your body attack other cells or organs in the body (autoimmunity), which can be serious and may cause death. Serious autoimmune problems may include: