[quote="andya" I was diagnosed in 1999 and have been on Copaxone since then[/quote]
Hi Andrea, incredible that you have been on Copaxone that long how have you found it? I am about 18months in and am very excited about the long term trials that show good efficacy but always skeptical of manufacturers claims.
As to the bone pain I have read many articles stating that pwMS are more susceptible osteopenia problems as we age. This is possibly due to the process of bone loss and replacement, as we have issues with cell maintenance it would make sense that we would suffer from the lack of replacement earlier than healthy people. Not this this provides much comfort, but I would look into supplementing the bone replacement process. If you aren't already on Vit D i would recommend it as that is one of the areas that MD's suspect for increased bone loss in MS patients deficient in Vit D. The other important factor is exercise, as the last link shows bone loss is directly related to the level of activity in MS patients... although running after 2 kids is typically plenty of exercise ensure you are incorporating some heavy weight lifting activities.http://longevity.about.com/od/arthritis ... a-mngt.htmhttp://www.neurology.org/content/44/9/1687.shorthttp://msj.sagepub.com/content/10/2/170.shorthttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1 ... ated=false