Interferon in its several forms, including Avonex, is a SYMPTOMATIC treatment of MS. I am PPMS and for nearly 10 years went inexorably downhill. My little sister found David Wheldon's website and he directed me to ThisisMS. Then began www.CPn Help.org
. By then I was off and running and now after 15 months of devoted antibiotic and supplement use I have not had my Avonex shot for almost 2 weeks and probably won't have any more because I don't need it. I have not deteriorated ANY since it was time for my shot. In the past I wished I could get it early more and more often because I could get around less and less. I would be in a wheelchair or dead by now if I had not begun abx. I have said before that I know in my bones that I will never be completely well but now instead of my big event of the day being staggering to the bedroom, I go for 12 or 14 hours at a stretch: no cane, no walker, no wheelchair, clear of mind. If you want to try treating the underlying infection of at least some MS, join us.