Time to introduce myself!
I am 38 (male) living in Houston with wife and kiddo (5). I was dx'd shortly after my son's birth after noticing some tingling feet issues.
Upon diagnosis, I immediately started on Rebif, to which I developed antibodies and then switched to Copaxone. The docs never put a label on my MS although it's definately progressive. Recently, I asked my nuero for LDN and she prescribed it so we'll see.... I've added many other items to my daily pill cocktail since joining here. (Among other things - I got a weird look from the maid when she saw my bed up in the air! Those college texts were actually worth something after all!)
Symptoms progressed rapidly for me (I call 5 years fast). At first, I had no visible symptoms (gait was fine) to a wheelchair today. I can still walk short distances with a cane. I am self-employed and can operate from home mostly, so work has been only mildly affected. I also have ON in my right eye.
MS has mostly changed my daily and social life. No more little trips to the store or working on home projects. I mostly sit in my chair and stare at the dog! How boring!
My nuero is pushing me to try Rituxin right now and I (like everyone else here) just want to see the Buffalo study results before I make a decision. Hopefully, it will be much clearer and I'll be flying somewhere to get tested!
This forum is incredible and I feel lucky to have run across it! Many thanks to the mods and especially Cheer - without you guys, pwMS would be utterly depressed. You've given us all hope for the future!
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. - Al Einstein