I found the side effects of Copaxone UNBEARABLE. I stopped using it after six months when nothing improved. (I had previously used Betaseron, then Avonex for seven years.) I have chosen NOT to use any of the disease-modifying drugs; I do not think I am any worse off for that decision. In fact, I think many of the drugs prescribed for MS (such as glucocorticosteroids) actually make the condition ultimately worse.
Ultimately, such a decision is up to YOU. Collect information, survey people's opinions, make your own decision. All the best to you.
My hypothesis: excess insulin (hyperinsulinemia) plays a major role in MS, as developed in my initial post: http://www.thisisms.com/forum/general-discussion-f1/topic1878.html "Insulin – Could This Be the Key?"