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I was actually training for the near marathon and -- on.
Numbness in my legs which I thought which options plants and took a break.
It wasn't going away so I went and had an MRI on my leg and it still wasn't getting better so I was sent to a neurologist.
And they did a series of tests which included in our eyes like tax pain Spinal Tap.
In November of 2009.
And 35 year old Alex the last.
Was diagnosed with -- multiple sclerosis and autoimmune disease that attacks the nervous system and affects nearly half a million Americans.
-- he was shot when she was given the news.
You read about you on its own web sites you you -- see that people are in wheelchairs and have you know mobility becomes more difficult there's vision issues.
So all those things run through your mind what's the treatment and I and I haven't.
Cape Fear of needles so the options for treatment were obviously.
A challenge for me as well.
We've been primarily using injectable medications medicines that the patient.
And muses themselves these of course have been uncomfortable to say the least and and modestly effective.
LA power that the -- -- Hollywood asked doctor Miller.
If there was any new oral medication available during each employment -- after three years of disappointment and needles.
There -- finally came true.
I think I high 510 IA -- I was really excited about it because I knew that.
It would change my a routine and and emotionally and mentally giving myself the injection.
It reminds me that I -- -- every day.
When I otherwise don't feel.
That I'm sick.
About -- FDA approved in September of 2012.
As a new once daily oral treatment for patients with -- and forms of MS.
On average people who take that medication.
Have approximately -- 13 reduction in the frequency.
There relapses or MS attacks.
And in addition they have a significantly.
Lower chance of developing a progressive neurological.
-- -- This new drug is -- game changer.
To just not have to plan every other night when I do the shot and not have the pain and the tears everytime I do it.
And a life changing.
Thanks for me.
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