Susanne285 wrote:I'm struggling with the decision to start a daily injection regime when I haven't knowingly experienced any MS related symptoms.
I am a little concerned with the number of posts related to injection site reactions... does everyone have them, or are the others not posting about not reacting?
There are a couple of things you might want to consider. First, if you have no MS symptoms, but received an MS diagnosis, then you can always try getting a second opinion. Insurance companies will usually cover that so it shouldn't be a problem. In addition, you might want to consider looking into the diet and supplement approach. You can find more information on the Diet
and Natural Approach
forums. However, in brief, eliminate proinflammatory foods such as trans fat and reduce saturated fat. Also consider anti-inflammatory supplements such as green tea, curcumin from turmeric, and r-lipoic acid (an antioxidant). Vitamin D3 balanced with appropriate mineral intake, e.g., calcium, magnesium, and zinc, is also a good idea. I almost forgot to mention omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA, from fish oil. I currently take 6 grams/day of fish oil and they'll have to pry the stuff from my cold, dead hands before I give it up.
Anyways, it's up to you what you decide to do. However, I can understand your hesitation to starting copaxone. What exactly was the basis for your MS diagnosis? What did your spinal tap and MRI show?