Alexandra wrote:However, they have recommended either Avonex, either Betaferon on my own choice. I am not a doctor...so how can I decide? I would appreciate your input on this matter.
Alexandra wrote:Based on your suggestions and the research I did, I chose Avonex and I got it two days ago for 3 months. The doctor is running some allergic tests now and I'll be starting it next week or in two weeks maximum. I noticed that the injections are preffiled, but not autoinjector. I am a bit scared of the injections and the side effects. Plus my doctor sais it is dangerous to do it myself, as I might touch a nerve. I read the technique on the side.
How bad are the side effects?
I also started to take suppliments. I am taking 3 pills of cod liver oil per day (415mg) and some homeopathic treatment a doctor prescribed which until seems to work. If I find good results with it, i'll post the content here. Please let me know how bad are the side effects? Secondly, which is the best brand for cod liver oil and which is the quantity?
I decided for 3 pills of 415mg per day after reading Dr. Swank's book " Diet for MS" (per his recommendation there should be 4 per day).
Thank you again for taking the time to answer me.
Alexandra wrote:I just had my first two Avonex injections. First week half of injection, second one three quarters under panadol both. First week no side effects, today I am starting to feel the flu like symptoms, acceptable under panadol. I have started the suppliments too, but I do have some questions related to this:
1. is it better to take the oil or the capsules (fish oil)?
2. I found on the site different dosages of vit d. which is the optimum one?
4. mega extract green tea: there is a discussion on the site pro and contra. is it good to take it or not?
And finally, how many suppliments do you take in a day? they seem so many in the links posted. It looks to me like all day I have to swallow pills.
Alexandra wrote:I wrote yeasterday too early about the easy side effects. It is surprising how the body fully simulates a bad flu in just a few hours. It gave me a night without sleep, sheevering, temperature,....even under panadol. Definetely panadol helps so I can't imagine how it would be without...and next week full injection. Not easy to accept this life..I hope the medicine works at least
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