I am happy you have made a decision. I think you will do just fine. I know that some do both meds for a while. I also know that that may be up to your insurance as that is considered double meds. Avonex is an interferon and copaxone is not so you can take both of them at the same time. But again, this is something to discuss with your doc and insurance. If you did your research, then you know that copaxone takes at least 6 months to be considered full strength. Seven months after starting copaxone, I flared huge. So you may not be fully covered for more than a year from the start of copaxone. But then again, that may just have been me and my MS - remember that this disease marches on even with a med. therapy.
I will say that it has been just about a year since that hideous flare for me and I feel really good. I am feeling the best I have ever felt since my diagnosis. So, for me, I am convinced that copaxone it working. I hope that everyone can have confidence in their med therapy, whatever that may be. That is such peace of mind.
Keep us posted.
Love and prayers,
Gretchen co-moderator MS board diagnosed with MS July 2006