I had a neuro appointment today and he had the results of the first MRI I've had since starting LDN last February. I had an MRI just prior to starting LDN and while I don't know exactly how many lesions I had at that time, the report said there was an "extensive" amount. The neuro today said he wouldn't call this latest MRI extensive, he would class it as "moderate". Unfortunately this new neuro didn't have the actual films from my previous MRI, just the report. I moved from one province to another and the old clinic sent my records but no films, so I'm not sure how much accuracy there is in the doctor's assessment. Although he did say today that it appears a couple of spots noted on the last report are gone, but there are new ones in their place.
I met this neuro a month or so ago and did not like him at all. He was very clinical, a bit of a jerk, told me to get on a CRAB treatment before things started to go downhill...so I wasn't in a good mood at all about having to see him today. But he was actually very nice today, compassionate, human...maybe I just got him on a bad day before. But I quite liked him today which was a nice surprise. He still wants me to start a CRAB, but wants me to go away and think about it, wants me to come back in about a month and talk things through with someone at the clinic (which I don't really want to do, I'm very private, but agreed to do so). He says he wants me to get a bit better adjusted to this whole diagnosis and then work on a long-term commitment to life-long treatment. Anyway, we'll see, but all things considered a much 'easier' appointment than before.
As for the LDN, I intend to keep on it, so if I do decide to start a CRAB I'll try Copaxone (because it is my understanding that it is the only one that is compatable). I don't know if it's doing anything...I guess it's not hurting anything...hard to say, no attacks or trouble since my initial one in 2004, but that could just be my natural course, you just never know.
*sigh* It's enough to not get worse.