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Postby sillyoldangela » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:01 am

Hi there. Just got diagnosed with MS this week. Had MRIs two weeks ago and a spinal tap last week. Feeling kind of crappy about the whole situation. I've been having an attack for the past four weeks on my left leg. It's creeped up my left side so it also feels tingly to the touch. No fun. Just started a steroid treatment yesterday. Man that stuff tastes nasty. I start copexone on Monday. I'm a little nervous about giving myself shots. I got referred to the UCSF MS Clinic. I heard they have a lot of good resources so I'm looking forward to getting started over there. Just looking for other MSers to commiserate with :smile:
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Re: Just diagnosed

Postby MarkLavelle » Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:56 am

sillyoldangela wrote:Hi there. Just got diagnosed with MS this week. Had MRIs two weeks ago and a spinal tap last week. Feeling kind of crappy about the whole situation. I've been having an attack for the past four weeks on my left leg. It's creeped up my left side so it also feels tingly to the touch. No fun. Just started a steroid treatment yesterday. Man that stuff tastes nasty. I start copexone on Monday. I'm a little nervous about giving myself shots. I got referred to the UCSF MS Clinic. I heard they have a lot of good resources so I'm looking forward to getting started over there. Just looking for other MSers to commiserate with :smile:
Greetings! ...and sorry about your news. :sad:

I doubt anyone loves Copaxone, but the shots aren't a big deal. The needle is tiny, and if you use the 'autoject' you don't even have to see it when you shoot. For most people the worst side effect is stinging at the site for 10 minutes or so.

UCSF has a great reputation. I'd be going there if the Stanford MS clinic wasn't closer (and I figure they're probably good enough! :wink:), and Stanford already has a dozen or so MRIs of my brain...

RRMS dx 3/3/11; Copaxone since 12/1/11
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