it is advisable to observe a period
of no treatment while monitoring
for inflammatory disease activity.
From everything that has been published in the MS world, this is inaccurate information. When I was dx with MS, my neurologist who is a MS expert, got me on a DMT right away
Our current approach is predicated
on the following: (1) MS often
has a favorable natural history;
(2) disease-modifying drugs are only
partially effective in the short-term
and prevention of disability in the
long-term is unproven
This again is incorrrect information. MS has a favorable natural history - this is not so - thats why DMT should be administered asap so to slow the progression. DMT are more than partially effective, there is much success with these treatments, and it has been proven over the long teerm to be very effective....Take Copaxone for instance, over a 10 year period,, 80 per cent of people taking this DMT have either improved or remained the same over this period of time - sounds pretty successful to me. Now keep in mind everyone responds differently, but it appears that the general pupulous has seen a benefit to taking this..
Ultimately your decision, but Ido think that you should start some kind of treatment right away