I'm 53, Male, newly diagnosed with RRMS, and more than a little scared and confused.
Are there any support groups in upstate NY or in Mid (Rutland area)Vermont? I'm working with Dartmouth Medical Center MS clinic in NH but it is 80+ miles due East. Albany, NY is also about 80 miles due South and they have support programs also. I know if nothing relatively close so far. I'm not on any treatment so far and have huge decisions to make, apparently mostly unguided and alone so far
I have information on Copaxone, Refib, and on a FTY720 Phase III clinical trial to consider. I guess I meet the initial "pre-screening" requirements for the FTY720 trial but I don't know If I should pursue this avenue or not.
Anyone out there have any suggestions, contacts, information or insite. I'm looking on the Internet currently.