I've really enjoyed the "should I get on ms drugs" discussion. I was diagonsed in 2000 & put on Copaxone & Avonex at the same time, 2 years later after feeling like a pin cushion stayed on Avonex until 2008 Insurance coverages I had to switch to Rebif ,I had a major adverse re-action to Rebif & stopped all med in March of 2009 also switched neuroligist .
I was always told you need to be on a DMT , well my new neuroligist who is the best in this area said after taking MRI' in March & again last week & comparing them to one in 2006 said since my lesions are "old" & show no progression of Ms that I was taken off all drugs for MS . If no new progression in 5 years the MS usually as he put it "washes out" now the damage it has done to my nerves will always be there the disability will continue because of old damage
I go back in 6mo re-do MRI's if the same no drug treatment if not he is looking at the new pill treatments that he says will be out late 2010
MS is a crap shoot, do whatever you feel is right for you This is right for me now only time will tell what the future holds If you like & most important trust your doctor the go with his opinion.