I'm guessing many of you have heard the term. I recently saw a definition of less than/equal to 2 EDSS. I'm guessing I fall in that group, but I've been on Betaseron since getting a diagnosis (after my first clinical symptoms). So...I'm thinking of going off the CRAB and getting a new MRI every 6 to 12 months. If I don't do well either clinically or according to my MRIs, I can go back on a CRAB. More than one neurologist has told me to stay on a CRAB as long as I'm tolerating it. But I just finished an article by two neuros at the Mayo Clinic who reviewed natural history studies of MS patients who were never treated with a CRAB. These guys suggest that a patient and his/her neuro may decide to take the wait-and-see route after a diagnosis. The patient would receive MRIs on a periodic basis and started on a CRAB if not doing well either clinically or according to an MRI. Kind of suggests that I could go off my CRAB and wait-and-see whether I need to be on any CRAB. Thoughts?
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