Hi there, sure is frustrating isn't it....Im assuming that u are talking about your family doctor and not your neurologist....if this is coming from a neurologist then u are in double trouble. I am in Canada - and I learned that most doctors take 8 hours of training on neuro disorders, and with that not enough training to recognize or know what the symptoms are for MS...most doctors do not know that there are alternative treatment plans out there other than taking steroids....so its pretty hard to talk to one of these people whos knowledge of MS is about a tenth of what yours is..
It should have no implication with your copaxone...Was the copaxone prescribed to u by a neurologist?
And I hear ya with the shoulder pain, it just wears on you sometimes. A couple of years ago it was at the back and side of my neck, and in fact the muscles would pull to the point where it would knock my neck out of joint...It went away and then a year later it is now in my shoulder...but I have to think it will go away one of these days too..
Have a great day....