I was wondering where you went! We have missed you. I am so sorry!!! You are correct that rebif is the same as avonex but a higher dose and more often. It is still a good choice. It means not having to wash out of one drug then starting another. When you do that, you have NO med coverage for that time. It could be that the avonex is just not enough of that interferon. I know a person that somehow got approved for avonex twice a week and that really works for her. I am not thinking copaxone is a good choice as I agree with the doctors; if you are having tremors, the task of injecting daily is probably not a good one! I think you may want to consider the tysabri. Was cytoxan not considered? That has a very solid reputation of putting the brakes on a progressiive cycle. I know everyone is a bit scared of it but it has been used for over twenty years and is considered very safe even though the side effects can be miserable for a short time.
I am praying for you. Please take good good care of yourself. I am walking in local MS walk today. I am going to put your name on my walker bib. I know that is not going to help your progression but I hope it reminds you that I am thinking of you and wishing you lots of good health real soon.
Love and prayers, barb!
Gretchen co-moderator MS board diagnosed with MS July 2006
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.