Hello all! I was diagnosed over 15 years (age 26, now 41) and have run a pretty mild course of MS (thankfully) over those years. It all started with numbness and tinglies. Then about 3 months later, dizziness, ON, Le'Hermittes (sp)--remember all this at age 26/27. All were treated with steriods and everything returned to normal. Didn't have other bouts for almost 8 more years and then it was caused by a darn chicken pox shot (never had the pox)...ON which again completely resolved itself. Moved to a new town, found new Neuro, tried Avonex. Awful experience. Went off it to get pregnant. Had baby...no problems. Went back on Avonex. Again awful and discontinued after 3 months. No drugs since which is 6 years. One small bout of numbness cured with steriods. Lesions on brain scans have healed with maybe one or two new every two years which all heal. Well, I have stood my ground on NO MORE ABCs and neuro is pushing for Copaxone because of one new lesion (with no symptoms). He said the C is better for me as it won't have the side effects of flu as did the A. Yes, I suffer a bit from fatigue--work full time, have a busy 6 year old, who wouldn't be tired!
So I am basically looking for some input, suggestions, etc? I was going to try an oral trial (fingolimod) in Pittsburgh which is over 2 hours away from my home but not going to because of child and time constraints.
Would welcome your advice! Thank you!!
BarbieGirl DX 1993. No drugs.