In my opinion, it is not quite true that they all work the same. They work differently for each person. The problem is, no one can predict what will work for each person. It is a complete crap shoot!!!! You might as just start with which ever one you think you will do best with and then go from there.
I chose copaxone due to no side effects other than local. I still work full time and I didn't want to deal with any interferon side effects. I did not want to feel like I was having the flu even if it was for 5 to 8 hours. The draw back of copaxone is definitely a shot everyday. You also get very lumpy!!!!
So far so good for me. The copaxone is easy enough and seems to be working (despite the fact that I am flaring as I am writing this).
You are my hero to do those LONG needles with avonex!!!! Yikes!
Thanks for starting a great thread.
Gretchen ~ diagnosed with MS July 2006
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.