Kelly, I was diagnosed with either mini strokes or MS about 5 years ago. Then on the 2nd MS MRI They said probable MS and I just kept falling, dropping almost every dish, running into things, slow down of walk and mind etc. Now I am having another MRI on Monday 2/28/11 and see what is going on. I have not been to a neuroligist for at least 4 years as the one I was going to moved. But this next Thursday there is a seminar and testimony at a place 20 miles from here. The guest I am taking or rather he is taking me as I quit driving because of Optic Neuritis, anyway he has MS worse then mine I think and he has been on shots, but not sure of the meds for
many years. Then he moved from Denver to Ne. and he is doing pretty well. He is my computer man when I need to update of crash or whatever. He quit the shots for awhile and then went back on and then quit again and now back on. The speaker at the seminar will be his Neuroligst and that is who I will try and see depending on the MRI. We treat the symptoms (my Dr ) and that is all I do for now. Now I am having such a problem with my feet my Dr. put me on a very mild pain killer at bedtime. They start to get better and then in the next minute they hurt again. Anyway no advice except to see a good dr. and you and dr. have to decide what is best for you. I have so many other health problems that it is hard to treat them all without having lots of problems. rocken nana
I have had it for 14 years and have been on Avonex and Rebif. I now do a monthly infusion of Tysabri...NO side affects and is supposed to be better than the rest, so far. My friend just started Gylenya (pronounced jill-n-ya) which is a pill! I don't know much about it but it's better than injections so look into it. Get a good neurologist and ask him tons of questions. (write them down 1st) and don't delay starting some kind of treatment. Don't be scared-take care of yourself, surround yourself with good people and you will be ok. Call your local MS society to see what they have to offer. People with MS seem to be a friendly and strong bunch...you have joined a good group of people! <3
My thoughts and prayers are with you!
Welcome to the group Michelle!
That is great that you found something the works for you and that you are feeling great!