Hi all, I was diagnosed last June and after my neuro waiting 3 months she told me I cloud choose a treatment.
The options I had were the first-line injectables, Aubagio, and Tecfidera.
I chose Copaxone based on its low side effect profile. So far so good, however I am constantly having the same thought:
Why am I on a low-efficacy drug?
The more I read about MS, the more I discover about the first-line injectables actually only reducing a bit the nr of relapses, but doing nothing for disease progression or accumulation of disability. (If I have understood correctly)
I have visited a couple of neuros and they all say the same thing: It’s too early to switch to something stronger.
Reading all about the newer treatments I get constantly the feeling that I could be doing something better for myself, and I am not being given the chance to.
I would like to ask people who are on the injectables: How do you feel about being on such a treatment?
Is it possible that someone lives a long, healthy life on them?
I really want to believe in what I am doing if I am going to keep doing it for the rest of my life (or at least until I am forced to switch because of a relapse).
Thank you beforehand
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