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Re: No meds?

Re: No meds?

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Posted by Sandy on March 14, 2000 at 05:47:38:

In Reply to: No meds? posted by Gary on March 13, 2000 at 23:42:38:

Doctors can't seem to agree on this point. Some want to start one of the ABC drugs immediately; others want to take a wait and see approach. My own opinion is that waiting is more than likely giving the disease a head start. Research studies show that disease activity can be going on in the brain and/or spinal cord even though no disease symptoms are apparent (based on MRIs). Even though you may have few symptoms or disability at the present time, that is no indicator of future physical problems. MS is completely unpredictable, for day to day events within one person or in comparing one person to another. The only reason I can think of for delaying treatment would be is if you don't lke shots or have an allergic reaction to the drug. As my dr. has said, neither excuse can be as bad as trying to deal with this disease effects later on. If you can't get your dr. to give the treatment you want, change doctors! This disease is frustrating enough without having added frustration from your medical help! I hope you get the help you need and deserve very soon. E-mail me any time - [email protected] Sandy

I was diagnosed last September with MS, after having numbness in my legs and chest. I had an MRI (negative) and a spinal tap (positive). Anyway, I seem to fit the description for a mild case.

: My neurologist does not think that I should be treated at this time, because I don't have more serious symptoms. Physically I guess that is true, except for a little fatigue, but emotionally it affects my every thought.

: I have been taking some OTC supplimentals that seem to be beneficial, but I need some opinions on the "MS with no meds" diagnosis.

: Thanks for an informative message board.

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