Well, I’m currently considering my medication options…
Copaxone is the front runner at the moment. Mainly because the other meds available have unpalatable side effects for not much gain, it seems. They might repress the immune system too much as well. I don’t think killing off all my white cells is an option when I have two small kids and a wife who’s a teacher all bringing the world’s germs into the house.
I’m waiting to hear from my neurologist to find out what might be available to me. I had an MRI scan last night to help inform that.
A colleague has been accepted on the hookworm trial, which sounds very interesting, but she is treated at another hospital.
I had a meeting with my neurologist a week or two ago to discuss the whole matter. He seemed to be dismissive of the beta interferon blues and said it was the injecting/flu-like side effects blues instead.
I’m not so sure. Apart from some achey joints once and uncontrollable shivering twice, I’ve never really felt flu-ey. I’ve only ever felt MS-ey.
I allowed myself an inward smile as he described how copaxone might leave it’s mark on my body: “divots like a poorly maintained golf course.”
Now I know where he spends his weekends.