OddDuck, I've read several Mayo studies that suggest MS may not be as debilitating as once thought and that patients may want to try a wait and see approach. However, all my neuros have pushed the CRABS ASAP, even though I had my first symptom of peripheral double vision in April 2000 and didn't have any other symptoms until this past July in the form of some leg numbness. It seems to me that I've had MS for 5 years and have had 2 attacks and no disability. I'm reluctant to start injecting myself but that is what the medical community is saying I need to do.
Anyway, this leaves patients very conflicted and confused about treatment. Do I believe the Mayo Clinic or every other neuro I've seen? Seems ridiculous that there is no consensus in the medical community.