Thank you for the welcome. I am 44 years old and still work full-time. A few years back I did change jobs to work closer to home. Since they its been a struggle and I'm not sure how much longer I'll be doing this because it takes 100% of my energy since my ms is progressing.
The medications I have tried are Avonex; however, it caused liver damage which took over 2 years to heal. It also damaged my thyroid and now I have to take synthryoid.
Copaxone- after 2 shots caused an allergic reaction and I ended up in the ER to get the swelling of my eyes down along with hives.
Currently I take prednisone for flares; however, I am getting them approx every 3 months. I had heard from another neurologist that a lady who kept getting flares everytime she tapered from prednisone tried Cellcept and it was working for her. I suggested this to my neurologist and I have the prescription but scared to take it. I spoke with my primary doctor last night who is concerned about the side effect of cancer of the lymph nodes.
For now at least I have prednisone and I know its helped so I may stick with that.
I have been to the MS center in Philadelphia but found the doctor pretty much talking to herself b/c she didn't seem to hear my complaints and concerns.
Thank God for my primary doctor. If not for his support I would be crushed.