I have been on Avonex now for two and half years and I was wondering if anyone else was having similar possible side effects as myself and have any helpful suggestions.
After a lot of hard work, diet and life style change I lost 3 stone in weight prior to my MS diagnosis and up until I started my medication.
I went an a major health kick once started on my meds, I started more sports and further restricted my diet in an aim to lose more weight to no avail.
I had never been a real ”diet” person but over the last two plus years I have tried elimination diets, ketoses, severely restricted calories and more activities and I have unfortunately slowly gained a stone back in weight.
I have visited my Gp at different times, one who told me just to ”walk more” and sent me to a dietician who admitted to me my diet was probably better than hers, another Gp who ran a number of tests and suggested I my be boarder line polycystic (pcos) which in turn also effects weight loss but there was no other explanation and of course my effort are often doubted.
I have finally spoken to my MS nurse about this who, after a great chat, helped me decide that 6 more months of strict dieting we would look at a medication change.
I’m scared to change my meds to be honest, I’m worried I’ll relapse or suffer further side effect that my prevent me from working or that is is purely down to me not working hard enough at this but I’m getting tired of trying so hard at this and nothing really happening.
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