Hello, I'm new to this forum. Was just officially diagnosed on 9/16 after a numb thumb & finger 12/1/12 initiated a neurologist visit, followed by tingling legs in July and optic neuritis in August. Then came the flood of fatigue, left sided weakness (per specialist, it wasn't enough for me to notice) sporadic sharp pains in my hands & feet, a 'foggy' mental feeling that lasted a week, spastic muscles & joint pain.
I'm in remission now and mainly dealing with medication side effects from cymbalta, prescribed to help me with feeling anxious and overwhelmed. I'm to start Copaxone by Oct 7th and was wondering if anyone had advice? Like best time to take it? Etc.
The other meds aren't an option for me just yet, as I was positive for the JC virus and can't start off with any immunosuppressants. I was hoping to take Tecfidera, but I'm good with the decision to take Copaxone.
I work full-time & have two small kids. I'm hoping the side effects of Copaxone won't derail me for too long!