Lemtrada; Days 6 & 7

April 28, 2016

Days 6 & 7 – Rest Days

You can read Day 5 here. 

I’ve combined these two days (Saturday and Sunday) as they’re rest days and I’m glad they are to honest. Friday really took it out of me.

As I feel like I’ve slept most of the week I carry on for most of Saturday – the only time I got out of bed is for a trip to the toilet and that’s about it. I have very little energy anyway and these little toilet breaks take a fair amount of time to summon the energy to just get out of bed.

I have continued with my regular snacking and drinking plenty thought out the day. With regards to side effects I’ve had the rashes on the arms, chest, legs and a little on my face but the Piriton is working well and it doesn’t last to long. I’ve also had some tightening of my chest, as we don’t have any tablets at home for this I’ve used Katherine’s inhaler and this worked and made it much easier.


As Saturday blurs into Sunday I’ve started to feel a little better – very similar to how I felt Thursday’s morning after the rest day on Wednesday. I’ve still slept a fair amount, I’ve had a fairly side effect free day. The rash is coming and going but that’s about it.

I’m looking forward to finishing the treatment tomorrow. Hopefully it goes nice and smoothly.

You can read Day 8 – The Final Day, here.

You can find all my posts on Lemtrada here. 

By Nick

Nick is a dedicated step-parent of 2, and loving partner to Katherine. An animal lover, life long football fanatic, self confessed petrol head/car nerd and wannabe adventurer, Nick also enjoys playing with lego (not just with the children), coffee, running, reading and quiet family time. Having worked for 10 years as an expert Audi mechanic and then as an estate agent for 3... a change of pace means Nick now works with Katherine in their animal care business, whilst also developing Adapting Life into a thriving support network and social enterprise. Nick's aim is to help support and inspire those affected by chronic illness to live a fulfilled life, through sharing his story, personal coaching, alternative therapies, and lots more.

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