I am new too.
I accidentally came across this site while searching for, um, I can no longer remember what, except it was MS related. lol lol
My name is Cathie, I live in Australia. I am 44 years old, divorced mum of three (gonna be a grandma in December).......
I was diagnosed with RR MS in November 1999 after a couple of vertigo attacks and then Optic Neuritis.
I have had a bad year this year with MS attacks, but, before that, I was doing pretty good.
I am currently in my 5th week of another Optic Neuritis attack. My first ON attack in nearly 8 years. My eye sight is getting better every day and that is a relief.
I am on the phase II trial of "Firategrast". I have been on it for almost 8 weeks. I had a few side effects to start with (dry mouth being the most memorable) but I do not seem to have any side effects at the moment.
I have to say I am having the worst fatigue that I have had ever, but, I am sure that is not related to Firategrast as it only started last week.
My MS is the worst it has ever been. I was reasonably relapse free until I went of Copaxone in December 2006 (had to go off it for medical reasons).........
I guess I am just having a bad year. I have been pretty lucky until this year (paralysis on right side of body for a few weeks in March/April this year and now the Optic Neuritis and fatigue).........
Anyway, time will tell if the Firategrast works.
I am so pleased to have found this site.