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Avatar f tn For those of you women who have taken <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>cop<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>xone</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>, Have you ever noticed a decrease in your period (noticeable) or even disappearance of it. I have taken three pregnancy tests all negative and this is not normal for me. Just wondering if it could be the medication. Have any of you expreinced this?
Avatar n tn I have read all the information about why I should not breastfeed and begin taking my <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>cop<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>xone</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> again when I deliver. I really want to do both. (I am due in January) I have a few questions... I would like to find out why there have not been any tests done on this. Women with MS have babies everyday and feed formula to those babies. Why haven't we done a study where as the babies get formula fed, the mother pumps to for testing??? How many mothers would be needed for this kind of test?
5538989 tn?1412826714 I found the forum a couple of months ago when searching if <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>cop<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>xone</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> increases blood sugars. The thread I found was from 2008. My sugars have been so under control and no aIC's over 5.4. I was off meds for a month after my the delivery of my daughter and was still so under control that my PCP decided not to refill my Rx. after 3 months of an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>copaxonean> my morning fasting sugar is still high anywhere from 120-150. They have always been in the 70's and during my pregnancy, my highest reading was 99.
Avatar f tn I wonder if the new activity an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>willan> prompt my Dr to seek different treatment ..how do any of you fair with <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>cop<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>xone</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>? I am very very new at this..I don't even know what "new lesions " really mean. I understand we all have varying experiences..
Avatar f tn My Neurologist suggested I look in to taking <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>cop<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>xone</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> during the pregn<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy to help cut down on the chance of relapse while trying to get pregnant and right after giving birth. Of course all the official documentation says don't take it, There is nothing but animal studies and human experience that suggests no negative effects for mom or baby. I am also on Oxybutonin for bladder control another Class B Drug. I was just wondering if any one had taken any thing while being pregnant.
1979418 tn?1432139041 Someone suggested using the Rogaine for men that it works well long as pregn<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy is not a worry (and no, not a worry here). But any thoughts, any real experience, advice, anything!? I hope everyone is well and enjoying spring!!!
Avatar f tn Went for mri's and they of course show brain lesions but there are 2 lesions on the spine. The neuro wants me to go on <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>cop<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>xone</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>. Here is my question, what would you do if after 17 years of being symptom free? take the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>copaxonean> or not? I am very grateful that i have been asymptomatic for so long and I am not depressed. It is what it is and it could always be worse, I am just very confused and not certain about the meds.
609135 tn?1223309448 However, being on an Interferon MS med does often cause miscarriage. The interferons are avonex, Rebif and Betaseron. <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>cop<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>xone</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> is not known to increase risk of miscarriage, but it must carry the warning. Pregnancy is not dangerous for women with MS. In fact, there is some data that over time it may be beneficial to the course of the disease. I would recommend that you be tested for the MS mimic that does cause increased miscarriages.
Avatar f tn I believe that is the main reason women are urged to discontinue the interferons three months before a planned pregn<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy. I can't find strong evidence for the same caution for an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>copaxonean> users but many docs an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>willan> always err on the side of caution (rightly, imho) when considering reproductive precautions.
Avatar f tn I heard that some symptoms can almost disappear when pregnant. I am also on <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>cop<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>xone</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> and my neuro said to stay on it until I find out that I am pregnant. I have read that you should stop using your meds when you start trying to get pregnant. It could take a few months to get pregnant, I need some info or personnal stories Thanks everyone!!
338416 tn?1420049302 ) I've theorized that the real problem was in switching from <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>cop<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>xone</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> to Betaseron. I never had a 'down' period. I went straight from an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>copaxonean> to Betaseron. During the first week of titrating up, I had the blood clot. Could the clot and the positive anticoagulant test have been caused by the switch? My other theory is a little more complicated (and probably more likely.) I have a rapid heartrate sometimes when I'm very tired/fatigued.
Avatar f tn Basically, just talking about MS. There is NO problem with having a pregn<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy and no danger to the child with the mother having MS. Sarah is right except the increase in risk of the child developing MS. The risk goes from about (and I really mean aBOUT) 1 in 750 for the general population to a risk of "about" 1 in 50 with a parent with MS. Now, as for the mother.
721523 tn?1331585402 or drug that can cause miscarriage. However, it does not appear to damage the baby, so if the pregn<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy proceeds, then no risk of birth defects has been noted. Interferon is a substance that is naturally produced in the body by the immune system. I wonder why they would continue it when the pregnancy state is so beneficial itself to the disease?
251831 tn?1240424525 How long were you on it before you got pregnant? Was the pregn<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy easy or hard without it? I heard the symptoms usually go away with pregn<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy. What do you or others reading this think of an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>copaxonean>?
231441 tn?1333896366 Here is an interesting (and useful) website for pregn<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy nutrition. Brewer's Pregn<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy Diet. http://home.mindspring.com/~djsnjones/id96.html I much more agree with this site about the importance of very good nutrition over extreme calorie restriction. Disgusted!
Avatar f tn The causes of tinnitus that need to be ruled out include - workplace exposure to loud noise, overdose of aspirin, overdose of aminoglycoside antibiotics or overdose of quinine. The other common causes are pregn<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy , anemia, thyroid disorders. Discuss this in detail with your doctor and get the relevant investigations done to. Let us know about how you are doing and if you have any other doubts. Regards.
1084398 tn?1277308410 I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>willan> be on <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>cop<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>xone</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> for two weeks this Saturday. Total of 12 shots so far. Never had any really "BIG episodes." I got the feeling of being shaken in a bottle (4 days before I started on an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>copaxonean>) That was really the only episode I would say. That lasted 2 hours or so from mild to strong back to mild within those two hours. Nothing since until this week. I've had the dizziness, I can't deny that one, but... that comes and goes all the time, but not ever very bad.
Avatar n tn Heard women with MS, do pretty good with pregn<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy, without the drug. I would suggest her trying to get on <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>cop<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>xone</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>. I'm gonna be starting it soon. It's been said to have less side effects than other drugs and doesn't require liver, blood or other tests. It works inside and outside the nervous system. all the others only work outside.
398059 tn?1447949233 as far as I know, there is NOTHING that an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>willan> stop a flair-up, only things to hopefully slow it down or help prevent the flair-up from starting and that is the disease modifying drugs, like Betaseron, <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>cop<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>xone</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>, Rebif, avonex and the other one that I can never spell.... Wouldn't it be great if scientists finally found something that would knock a flair-up out in it's tracks? The only thing I know of right now, which is not an option at my age, is pregnancy....
1896537 tn?1381903609 I have just been reading a list of symptoms associated with B12 deficiency and I have just about the lot! I was just checking it out as I had a 'slight' B12 deficiency during my last pregnancy which was left untreated &amp; 4 months afterwards I had my first bout of ON and the MS diagnosis. I think they did test my B12 level when they did initial bloodwork and they said it was normal but do you think I should get a 2nd opinion before I start an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>copaxonean>?
744256 tn?1234846264 also, I've heard different opinions on relapses during pregn<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy. My neuro said that pregn<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy is a natural immunity to MS relapses. I've been told by others that their neuros said that it just makes it less likely to have a relapse or that they are milder during pregnancy. What is your opinion on this? Thanks so much!
198419 tn?1360245956 Thinking maybe it was not the right choice for me my neuro switched me to <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>cop<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>xone</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>. I chose to stop <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>cop<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>xone</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> due to significant hair loss. If it was the only choice I would have accepted the hair loss but thankfully there are many choices. I had a newer blood test for biomarkers and my Neuro said the betasaron should be effective for me. So I am currently giving it a second chance. If it does not work my next step is Gilenya.
Avatar n tn Okay, so my OB and OBGYN Specialist both say that <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>cop<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>xone</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> is a Category B and is safe to take during pregn<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy. They said it is safe because it is not an Interferon. Does anyone have any medical statistics, white papers, or published studies that shows otherwise? I need real facts here. Quix - thanks for all your help and clarification. I appreciate it! Thanks.
Avatar n tn The problem with the interferons and pregn<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy is that they have a powerful ability to cause miscarriage. all of the interferons do. Now that you are already pregnant all you can do is stop the med. In my reading the tendency to cause miscarriage is the main concern. I read repeatedly that in the pregnancies that went on to deliver, that there was no problem with malformations or any other type of birth defect. The babies are healthy.
5538989 tn?1412826714 I was off oral medication for Type 2 diabetes a month after the birth of my child. My glucose was in non diabetic ranges and I had lost all of my pregn<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy weight. I was DX'd with MS; began an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>copaxonean> and immediately noticed an increase in sugar as I was still checking to ensure nothing was out of balance no longer being on medication. Since only 1% of patients report increased blood sugar, my Neuro was in denial as well as Shared Solutions.
Avatar n tn (I'm sure so many others feel the same way!) I am trying to find out how safe <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>cop<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>xone</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> is with pregn<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy. I'm not pregnant now, but would like to be soon. Should I start treatment now, of just wait until after delivery to start? I am getting too much conflicting information on how safe it is to do treatment with child. Thanks for chatting with me. I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>willan> be back, but I'm not online too often these days. I'll try to check in from time to time though.
675058 tn?1226449323 I am not diagnosed, but I do know that most of your symptoms an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>willan> lessen during the pregn<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ncy. Of course you an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>willan> have to go off of a DMD that you are on before you try to conceive. I would not be worried that the side effects would make your pregnancy more difficult because usually they won't. I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>willan> warn you that most studies show a flair is likely to occur soon following the birth of the child. I am sure other on here an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>willan> also post and explain better than I.