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Old 04-19-2006, 03:30 PM   #1
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Question Does Meds Make Symptoms Worse?

Hi Everyone,
I am not diagnosed with ms. My doctor say poss ms. He says that he can't give me the ms medication because it would make my symptoms worse. I think he means my depression and dementia. I have one lesion on my brain, that is where he thinks my dementia is coming from. Loads of symptoms, including some that he says only ms pts have. My question is what are the side effects of these medications, so far I've only read about flu symptoms for a while. He never said and i didn't think to ask. Will they make me more depressed? One of my symptoms is no gag reflex and back of my tongue doesn't work. If it gets worse I won't be able to eat. Does anyone else have this symptom? So I don't want to let it get worse if ms is what i have. Sorry if this is confusing. Lily

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Old 04-19-2006, 03:38 PM   #2
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Re: Does Meds Make Symptoms Worse?

Lily, I'm on Copaxone, which has virtually no side-effects. But I'm gonna step out and speak for all on the injectibles. No, even the other meds (Avonex, Rebif and Betaseron) don't make you symptoms worse.
It's interesting that some doctors would be so bold as to presume THEY can decide what YOU would rather deal with. Keep pressing, for information, for medication if you are interested. Aside from the MS meds, there are meds that can HELP YOUR SYMPTOMS. If your doc is witholding relief because HE thinks you should just tough it out, you should dump him like week-old trash.

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