My story begun around 8 months ago. I have not been feeling well and my doctor ordered MRI along with many other investigations. My MRI showed multiple lesions “suggestive of disease of deminatig nature”. My nuerologist started me on avonex, although I do not have symptoms that are typical of MS. But she labeled me as Radiologically Isolated syndrome. She thinks I’m high risk for conversion because of the following:
1- I have multiple lesions in the brain and one in the spinal cord
2- spinal tap is positive for oligoclonal bands
3- VEP: mild bilateral abnormality
4- age 33 ( she considers age as risk factor).
I have started avonex back on February and the side effects are not necessarily becoming easier. Not sure if I should keep on taking it or any other medication for MS? Once gain, I have no, and never had any symptoms typical of MS.