Ok, here's my situation. I was diagnosed with regressing/remitting MS in 2000 @ age 25. I had an initial episode where I stood up and fell to the right. The entire left side of my body went numb from the tip of my nose to my back. I had no gag reflex and no eye reaction when stimulated. I was treated for an inner ear infection for 3 weeks. I finally went to a neurologist. The MRI revealed 2 lesions. The episode subsided and I had NO flare ups in ten years, with no treatment.
Two weeks ago I had a flare up. I was walking into walls (to the right), vision was askew, among other symtpoms. I was hospitalized for 3 days and received IV steroids, followed by 10 days of Steroids by mouth. I have an appt. tomorrow with my neurologist who thinks it's time for treatment.
My concerns........I didn't have a flare up in 10 yrs, if I had been on treatment for 10 yrs, with side effects that could have made me feel like I had the flu, it would have been for nothing. Do I keep flipping the coin, or do I go for treatment at this point. My neurologist is talking Tysabri, but I see that it is used when other treatments are ineffective. Anyone have any issues with PML? Anyone on Rebif, Betaseron or Copaxone? Looking for guidance here - Thanks