Drury wrote:Her Neuro dismissed it as not being one of the side effects at all when in fact it is listed as one on the info sheet.
Neurologists may have more education than many of us, but that doesn't mean they're perfect. Indeed, sometimes their position can get in the way of seeing what's right in front of them. When I was diagnosed in 1999 and deciding which of the ABCs to go on, I mentioned to my neurologist that I was leaning away from choosing Copaxone because it was found to be clastogenic (meaning that it causes breaks in DNA). He promptly told me that Copaxone wasn't clastogenic! I replied that it was printed in black and white in the Dr's Prescribing Information sheet for Copaxone. Clearly he either hadn't read it carefully or didn't remember what it said. Now, they can make mistakes just like anyone else, but it was the initial incredulous tone of his immediate response that annoyed me.