Just a quick note. M & I are home, safe and sound, but it was a hectic day. We left home at 5am and only got back after 9pm. I’m pretty tired, so I’ll do a full update tomorrow.
Just two things:
1) I got my first dose of Fingolimod. No side-effects, I feel fine.
2) I am pretty convinced that I am on the actual medication. (Not the placebo) One of the reasons they kept me for observation is that the medicine tends to slow your heart rate during the first six hours after taking the first dose. My pulse droppped from 82 to 59. This could be because I was lying down and resting, but I don’t think so, because the post- meds ECG was taken after I had walked the length of the hospital and quite a bit of the parking-lot, and that reading was also much lower than the pre-meds ECG.
So, looks like I’m on the meds!