Andy, I am sorry you are having such a rough time. I have not been on here for awhile so I did not know what was going on. I understand your relunctance to go on tysabri, but it seems to helping lots of people. And those once a month infusions were much better than daily injections. I hope the steriods are helping.
Diagnosed April 2007
Started betaseron -- May 2007 -- experienced allergic reactions after 2 weeks
Started copaxone -- June 2007 -- stopped after 4 1/2 months;experienced severe 5 IPIR's
Started tysabri -- December 2007
Stopped tysabri -- April 2008 (developed antibodies/severe reactions)