Dear Mystery Reader,
Welcome to HW. I am glad you found us. I am sorry of your diagnosis and poor luck with betaseron. Hopefully copaxone will work better for you. I am on copaxone and have found it to be very easy to manage. As far as the "truth" goes, well there is no one truth. MS is different for each person and there are very few patterns. You are newly diagnosed and progression is a scary thing. Try to take it one day at at time. As far as supplements go, there is a wide variety of opinions there. Most feel you should avoid anything that boosts your immune system. This means vitamin A, C and E should be avoided and can make your MS worse. Many neurologists feel that vitamin D and especially vitamin D3 is a neurotransmitter and can be helpful. I can't help you with the Neurontin because I have not used it but many here have and they will be along with their input. Hang in there. We are here to support you.
love and prayers,
diagnosed: MS July 2006
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.