Have to change MS medication......

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   Posted 12/1/2015 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Started Copaxone in March 2014...thought all was going okay, but had brain & cervical spine MRIs yesterday---neurologist just called & told me I have a new lesion on my midbrain...not active but definitely new. So wants me to come to his office Thursday & discuss which med I want to switch to. Aauuugghhhh. He named off three different pills--I can't swallow a pill. So he mentioned Betaseron....I guess it's my only choice, unless I would be able to break open a capsule, or bust a pill to take them...and I can only assume they would not suggest that. Anyone out there have to switch from Copaxone to Betaseron???? I really liked the Copaxone, and I'm REALLY not excited about Betaseron....mixing injections before you administer....chance of depression.... Anyone have any information??? This just sucks.
Diagnosed with MS Feb 2014
Copaxone injections Mar 2014
Pars planitis both eyes Nov 2014

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   Posted 12/2/2015 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Ugh!!! I'm so sorry!! I don't have any good advice for you. I'm sorry! I've only ever taken copaxone.

Betaseron does have a lot of side effects, but it is also an effective medication for many people.
Diagnosed with MS July 2006

I have no lesions on my soul and so I live with no limits.
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