That's what I hope for, too.....I have had MS for about 9 years, and have been on Avonex for most of those.. I had 2 episodes where I felt heaviness/ weakness/ tingling (and both times I had MRI's which showed new lesions on my brain) before getting on Avonex....then nothing (no new lesions showing on the MRI and barely any symptoms) for 8 years.
I stopped my Avonex for a few weeks recently to see if I could do without medication, and right away I had another episode (pins and needles and numbness)..still waiting on the MRI to confirm any new lesions, but the doctors think there may be one on my spinal cord..
So, obviously, I am back on the Avonex and slowly the pins and needles and numbness are fading away.
I was born in 1987 so I am still young, and plan on having a family soon enough.. I really, really hope I can continue to lead a normal, happy life (without needing assistance for anything)..Stress seems to be the #1 trigger of my MS flareups (I even think I may of provoked the most recent flareup by stressing out so much about coming off of Avonex!), so I'm working on that + eating well (fruits and veggies) + taking B12 and C & D vitamins + continuing on Avonex..
I do a lot of yoga (not for the past few weeks cause of this most recent episode), but I'll get back to it soon, I hope!!