I backed into this site thru Marc's Wheelchair Kamikaze site and am glad I did.
I've had ms for 12 years, diagnosed in 4 days with double vision, my only symptom ever. I was on copaxone for 8 1/2 years before I started having rumblings of ms symptoms and when nothing made them remit, I was classified as sp and went downhill very quickly.
I am now in a power chair, and have been for a year, and on tysabri since September, which has been a godsend. I work as a magazine pubisher in NYC, alternating working at home and in the office. My NYC ms specialist is a leading researcher and great doctor, who brings warmth and compassion to the table, a quality that is hard to find.
This forum is great. I frequent another but as someone who was pre-med and very scientific and logical, I find this site more in line with my wants and needs.
As my search fo new treatments unfolds, I'm sure I'll be posting regularly. For now, I'm doing a lot of reading. I'm especially interested in Dr. Zamboni's research and Dr. Dake's treatment in Stanford.
Thanks for providing a forum that is open, informative and respectful.