Me, well i could have started meds over a yr ago, the Mayo clinic from the MRI films i took them one dated aug 05 and may 06. all of my mri's from july 05 up untill the may 06 mri stated 1 lesion, and the may one stated possible second flare. the mayo clinic put them side by side, and both lesions were on both sets of films. if the whoever was reading that, stated that initially i could have started meds. and some of my lasting symptoms, might not have been so severe. if i knew there were more than one then, i would have demanded to get on the meds. i would have insisted on it. i would rather start as soon as i could to prolong things and hopefully keep it in the sidelines before i got 5, 10 or more lesions.
my current neuro, stated that MSers are always getting new ones and some are decreasing. it is only when they are at a certing size or in an active flare that they will show up on the mri. he also explained to me that yes i only have 2 lesions and a neg lp but it doesnt not sway the dx. just because my last 2 lps were neg, and usually unless its attacked your cfs or in an active flare, is when it shows positive in the lp. he stated that if it was pos, the lp that the next one could be neg, and then positive again.
i understand your anxiety over having or giving yourself a shot, i am terrified, and usually passout even for a blood draw. so far, i have dont most of my injections myself, i do it everyday. i tried a few times with the auto injector, but that made me more nervous than doing it manually. if i had gotten a dr even that had said probable MS last yr i would have taking the meds right away.
once a lesions has caused a disability then you take the meds, its not going to take the disability away. if i can take this lil shot once aday and prevent a major disability or prolong it, then thats what im gonna do.
the choice is yours and yours alone, and you will make the best decision for you.
Mother has MS, diagnosed 10 yrs ago.
Diagnosed with spastic colon in 2000.
Diagnosed with RRMS Sept 06
Provigil 100mg, Copaxone