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Can I marry a girl with MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS on AVONEX?

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I got a marriage proposal from 25 yrs old girl but she is saying that she is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) 3 years back. Her issue was Blur vision and as per direction from her's neurologist doctor, she is now taking injection Avonex every week to improve her MRI scan. As per information from her, she didn't get attack in last 3 years after 1st attack. Her medical cost is monthly INR 30000. For that she is getting support from NGO for injection expenses .
In such condition, should I go ahead and marry with that girl? I understood the side effects of Avonex injection on their websites.

Category: Neurologist, Medical

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Category: Pediatric Neurologist
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Thanks for your query at
I understand your concern
I am glad to note that you are considering a marriage proposal with a girl with Multiple sclerosis (MS).
Since, she has not suffered from any episode of MS in the past three years, her disease seems to be under good control. So, it would be safe to marry her.
Also, Avonex is a safe treatment and the cost has come down to about 15-20 thousand per month.
Best wishes,
Dr. Sudhir Kumar MD (Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist

Patient replied :

Do you mean that there no chances of attack occurance in future? And how long Avonex injection have to take ? Till MRI scan improvement?? I am concern very much about injection side effects that are publised on website's

Thank you for getting back.
The chances of recurrence are greatly reduced with interferon (Avonex) injections. These injections are required for a long time, at least 5 years. As mentioned earlier, Avonex is safe and is not associated with any serious side effects.
Best wishes,
Dr. Sudhir Kumar MD (Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist

Dr. Sudhir Kumar
Category: Pediatric Neurologist
Senior Residency, Fellowship: DM, Neurology, CMC, Vellore, 2001
Junior Residency: MD, Internal Medicine, CMC, Vellore, 1998
Medical School: MBBS, Christian Medical College, Vellore, 1995
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