I am so new to this, I hope I don't screw up. I've been dx. since "93, but have been pretty much symptom free until this month and it was back with a vengence! Haven't been able to drive all month due to my vision. I was 3 weeks into my exacerbation before I could get into Doc. and she did not want to give me IV solumedrol (never had it and don't really want it, but desperately want to get better). She felt like it would'nt really help that far into the exac. She did, however, insist that I start on the Avonex. Anyone else had their dr. tell them the steroid probably wouldn't help?