jcoleman316 wrote: Even though after all the reading it seems as if no one with ms has a normal life and are just miserable forever.
I am thankfull to find out that these symptoms are supposed to be here and wont go away till treatment, even if they do.
Hi and welcome, although I'm sorry for your diagnosis! It sounds like things are rough for you right now, but keep in mind that RRMS means relapses and REMISSIONS
, so it's likely your symptoms will die down considerably. Steroids are thought to hasten the end of a relapse, although their side effects can be nasty, and I've never done them (I'm basically med-phobic).
Treatment with the DMDs (like Copaxone, Avonex, Rebif) that your thoughtless doctor offered you, doesn't promise to treat symptoms at all, and is not a cure, but, Like Mark says, research shows that many (not all) who take them have slightly fewer relapses and lesions. (I've never done DMDs either.) Still, they have only limited effectiveness. Even if you choose not to take DMDs (or if they're out of your price range!), symptoms can be treated anyway.
But I'm here to state that after at least 38 years of MS, I'm not miserable at all. Honest! I'm still active, silly, work full-time, and I laugh. A lot. Every day. All day.
I have way more absurd stuff going on in my life than MS.
We're all unique in our MS presentation and in our approach to treatment. You can find forums here on all the mainstream treatments and also those outside the norm, so dig in to the research and experiences and find your own path. I can't recommend a specific diet myself, but you can't go wrong by optimizing your health in the meantime with a healthy diet and exercise.
P.S. And try to find a new, more compassionate doctor who's not a jerk!!!