I was on Tysabri for 5+ years and rarely got sick. I only got a couple of minor colds in that time. Since Tysabri is imminosuppresant, I was careful. Now that I’m on Ocrevus, I’m even more careful because of the different way it affects the immune system, (it is even more of an immunosuppressant than Tysabri), and because of the warnings.
Well...here I am, 9 months in on Ocrevus, with the worst respiratory junk that I’ve had in many years. I don’t know where I got it because of how careful I am. Maybe on the plane back from Alaska. Maybe the unhealthful smokey air we had around here for days made me even more susceptible. I don’t know. I haven’t been around anyone sick.
This is so annoying on top of the injury from my fall in Alaska. I just wanted to warn my fellow Ocrevus peeps to take those respiratory risks seriously.