I was just looking for the latest Ocrevus news because I had a voicemail from my neuro's office regarding Ocrevus. I had thought we were going to discuss it again at my next appointment in August but the voicemail made it seem that he is going forward to get me switched. I have been unsure that Ocrevus is truly safer for me. I've explained this fear in other posts but basically its that its hard for me to believe that switching from Tysabri to another immunosuppressent drug is safer in terms of PML and other infection risks. I don't understand why I wouldn't carry my current risk profile forward with the new drug.
Finding this article is the fuel for me to get another appointment with my neuro to discuss DMT's. I'm at risk for PML being JVC+ with a high index and 5 years on Tysabri. At the moment I'm feeling damned if I do, damned if I don't. I'm so frustrated with this!!
Yes...I realize that the patient in the article only had one dose of Ocrevus. It doesn't lessen my fear of switching from Tysabri to Ocrevus and being vulnerable to PML for some unknown period of time.