Last reply 10 years ago
Is is to much to risk not starting Treatment.

i have decided not to take treatment for my RRMS as i dont feel any symptoms and i’m worried if i start treatment it will make me feel like i’m ill, i just want to carry on living my life feeling well and healthy, has anyone refused the treatment?as long as i feel well i see little point? silly?

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roserouge
10 years ago

Hi! I was much the same as my ms wasn’t causing me too much trouble in the past. The docs offered me many diff treatments and I refused. However my attacks gotmore frequent and I’m now scared of my ms progressing. So I’m on copaxone now which is one injection every day. I lead a very normal life indeed and it doesn’t stop me doing anything (I did another skydive yesterday!!) But I would say only go on treatment when u feel ready… You will just resent it if u don’t feel u need it.


irock
10 years ago

Thanks, Well done on the SKYDIVE!! have you attacks effected you in terms of mobility? all i have is a numb feeling in my face – it comes and go’s, I’M SO SCARED it will become more than that one day.. i’m finding this whole thing a little strange almost like it is happening to someone else. do you mind if i ask you what effect ms has on you? i take it you are fully abled body if you did a skydive?.. i wish you all the best and thanks for your comment. btw – how long did you leave it till treatment, and hows copaxone for you? thanks Rxx


roserouge
10 years ago

Hi! I have always been able to walk ok (altho it proved awkward with numb feet one time!).Thats what I am most scared about losing and why I started Copaxone.And yes I am totally able bodied (otherwise skydiving could have been a laugh!)MS affects me mostly with numbness.I have had some attacks where it affected my sight too – wasnt nice.But I just try not to let it affect any part of my day to day life.I didnt start treatment til last yr. Copaxone is so easy.I find it so quick and easy to do and I dont get any side effects at all. Im just hoping it’ll be worth it in later life and I can continue being a nutter and jumping out of planes!!


roserouge
10 years ago

Sorry I forgot to say…I started Avoonex last year (BAD side effects!) but that was the first treatment I had in six years! I just thought it was about time to do something about combatting it getting worse for the future. x

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