I saw a program on PAX TV a while ago about how Prokarin was developed and how it was such a miracle for the inventor's MS (the show was called [...something Miracles]). This was before I was diagnosed so I thought it was interesting, but I didn't research it until more recently. It's not really called a sham, but everything I've found online tells me it's inconsistent for relief at best. They also had a story on the bee sting thing and I'm finding the same types of research. SO.
But I don't think the research on interferons seem to have much more credibility.
ALSO, before my first documented attack of optic neuritis, I had been having what I later thought were numerous TIAs (a friend took me to a bookstore and it fit the symptoms we found in a medical reference book). I later determined that, no, you don't get that many attacks in ONE DAY, let alone over a period of WEEKS. When I was being diagnosed for MS, I was told that was probably part of it. SO.
I take my Amantadine to fight the fatigue and that's about it. The momentary drag of my leg (that was part of the "psuedo-TIA" episodes) have pretty much stopped, so I don't treat that. I gave up on Avonex when I realized I was losing 70% of my LIFE to the side effects. I MIGHT start Copaxone if I can arrange to pay for it simply because it doesn't have those flu-like side effects...
stepping off the soap box...]