Thinking of trying something else, could use some ideas

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Thinking of trying something else, could use some ideas

Postby shawniemc » Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:16 am

I've been on Copaxone now for a year and a half. I have had an overall good experience with the drug as I have only had one mild exacerbation which I'm 98% certain was due to a questionable over the counter drug that others have had strange experiences with.

My only reason for wanting to find something else is that I've been having eczema for several months and trial and error has deduced it down to a side effect of Copaxone. When I go off of it for a week, it clears up a week later. This has unfortunately not encouraged me to be regular in my injections as I am hopelessly vain. I do notice a slight return of lingering symptoms when I am off of it.

I followed the Pipeline at one time with great interest in the oral therapies as I'm sure we all do. I have had a crazy last several months and have moved abroad to Korea so have not been keeping up on the news. (Fortunately I am well insured and have found a great English speaking doctor.)

Any ideas? Anybody switch from Copaxone to something else with success?

Thanks a ton for any advice anyone can give.
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Postby CureOrBust » Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:26 am

I have never used Copaxone. I was initially on Rebif. I switched to taking Statins, and am now on 80mg/day of oral Lipitor (a very common cholesterol drug).

The first time I took Lipitor, I think I actually noticed a reduction in the tingling in my feet within a few hours. It made the switch very easy for me.

You may also wish to read through the other forums, as people have had success with other approaches such as ABX's, LDN and supplements etc etc.
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