I was on Avonex for years starting in 1997(?) ending in 2006 because I wanted to have a baby. Being on Avonex kindof sucked, but not THAT bad (I was expecting to be down for the count all week, but it was typically only the night of injection). Now, after having my second child, I am back to seeing a neuro. She really, REALLY wants me back on Avonex, and I really REALLY don't want to do it. My reasons are:
1. Don't want needles around the kids
2. Don't want to think about what this may be doing to my immune system (I kinda need my immune system)
3. I REALLY hate injecting.
4. Side effects (I stay home with the kids, I'm lucky if I get 7 hours of sleep nightly as it is, I can't have flu like symptoms, there isn't anyone to watch them if I'm sick.)
My neuro is acting like I am being completely irresponsible by not wanting to go back on this drug. Anyone have any thoughts to share or opinions? I really REALLY don't want this drug in my life any more.