Hello everyone! My name is Donovan and I'm 23 years old. I've been experiencing subtle symptoms of MS since I was roughly 20 years old. Although, I did not understand what was happening for the longest time until I got into a car accident and the symptom of me going temporarily blind showed itself again. My vision will randomly begin cutting out almost as though a bad video connection to a television would simulate! As you may imagine it has always been a frightening ordeal and I'm just thankful I got to the bottom of what the culprit was exactly.
My concerns and fears revolve around the fact this condition is a deteriorating one. I have only heard a handful of stories in regards to multiple sclerosis and I"m very concerned with the length of time I allowed symptoms to persist without taking further investigations into what was happening exactly! I understand I am a very young adult on the verge of beginning my own life and I want to know if there's anything I should naturally avoid as far as lifestyle and habituation?
Also my neurologist gave me two options for medication. They are both intramuscular injections, one is once a week and another 3 times a week. If anyone has any information about these drugs and what they do in your brain to slow the process of your immune cells attacking your CNS please help me become more aware of an individual.
-avonex; once a week dosage
-rebif; thrice a week
It is to my attention that these two drugs are classified in the same family and behave in similarity. Although, I don't understand what sites of the mind they target, or what they do exactly to prove any usefulness in fighting this defect from taking place.
Thank you for any information in advance and I encourage anyone to stay strong and overcome any obstacles that debilitate you! Define yourself, and disallow anything/anyone from taking this freedom you are given at birth!