well, i started the Avonex back in May. toward the end of Sept i had a slight relapse and my old initial symptoms of a heat sensation to my abs came back. it lasted approximately 3 weeks gradually disapearing. i have fairly constant headaches and become dizzy or lightheaded after exercising, so i opted to discontinue the Avonex for a little bit to get a new baseline.
my last shot was 11/28 and i really don't feel any better or any worse, so i might just start up again. i don't know. this whole thing is just a pain (not that i have to tell anyone here that) and the unknowns are difficult to manage.
my vitamin D level was checked and i was in the 135 range. i still take a couple everyday along with a multi, but i just don't know if any of it matters.
the whole marijuana being illegal is just a joke. it's been proven over and over that its beneficial for many people in many ways. direct relation to ms...i'm not sure, but a lot of the info makes sense to me and quite frankly if it makes you feel better then do it. i will say the biggest reason is our friends at the 'big pharma' hate to see it legal and do in the states where it is...no $$$ for them.
bottom line for me is the stem research. in the end that will be the answer. i'm really happy for george and asher right now.