I saw my neuro yesterday and got the "official" spinal tap report from him. It was positive for MS. A week ago, when the office called me to tell me they had the results and wanted me to make an appt, I got them to tell me the results, so I already knew. Now my doctor has told me about the medication to take. He told me that this was his recommendation---In this order:
1. Rebis --(not sure of these spellings)
He said I could research them, talk to others and come back in a month with my decision---which everone i wanted,he would prescribe.
I am leaning towards Avinex--because I was told that Rebis stings VERY bad afterwards. I know about the flu like symptoms. I get a monthly B12 shot, so I am used to that. So just trying to get opinions from those who have been on these.
Welcome to the other side of the mountain... I'm so glad you got some answers, but sorry that you now join us over here on this side with this MiSerable disease.
I have a favorite tool to sort out the choices of the DMD's that I often recommend people look at before making their decision. It is on the MS website in the UK - I will go look for that address again. It takes you through the process of deciding what is best for your situation.
Bottom line is all of the DMD's do the same thing and work pretty much equally effective. My neuro says its like taking the Pepsi-Coke challenge . They are the same, just differences in personal preferences and needs.
I have been on copaxone for over a year, with no problems. I do my next MRI in January and we will see if it looks like it is working.
I'm sorry you have MS, but I'm very glad that you have answers.
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