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began1031
Help with decision*

I need help I was recently diagnosed with ms and got a second opinion to confirm which it did.  My problem now is one dr wants to wait to start treatment and one wants to start me on copaxone right away.  Little history I had heat stroke and passed out and that's how I ended up getting first MRI.  1st dr wasn't… Read More

Rasha-Fetouh
Cortisone side effects on MS*

When I was first diagnosed with MS the doctor recommended Solumedrol 1g injections for five days then reducing it gradually with Solupred, but then the attacks became many and comes stronger and much more than before like numbness in my joints, legs, shoulders and neck, and other attacks and symptoms like sever… Read More

lm_lionheart
Gilenya to Rituximab*

Hello everyone, In the spirit of other peoples post I am posting about my experience with Rituximab since I couldn't find much about it prior to switching.  I was on Gilenya for the last year, which worked fine as well.  Didn't have any side effects that I could tell and no new brain lesions at 1 year.  My… Read More

lm_lionheart
Gilenya to Rituximab*

Hello everyone, In the spirit of other peoples post I am posting about my experience with Rituximab since I couldn't find much about it prior to switching.  I was on Gilenya for the last year, which worked fine as well.  Didn't have any side effects that I could tell and no new brain lesions at 1 year.  My… Read More

began1031
Surgery and ms*

Has anyone had surgery for something unrealated to ms I've got to have surgery on my arm and was just wondering if there are any concerns I am going to talk with surgeon about it but got diagnosed after last visit and this is all new  Read More

tberger4
Just diagnosed *

Hi everyone!  Was just diagnosed last week.  This might be kinda convoluted....but heard from the gp that my multiple MRIs were being diagnosed as MS, after talking to my neurologist, who I'm not going to see for another week...grrr. To be clear,  my gp talked to my neurologist...I only talked to a nurse in his… Read More

began1031
Newly diagnosed *

I recently received a diagnosis of Ms but neurologist wants to wait 6 months do another MRI before starting treatment.  A little background I have a few lesions on my brain, positive spinal tap and smaller lesions on thoracic MRI ( neck area) can't really say I had a relapse for sure cause I suffered heat… Read More

Summer1
Glatopa*

Hello everyone, are any of you on Glatopa? Insurance is making me switch to a generic. Can you share with me your experience with this med please and thank you:) Read More

sweetie
CBD oil??*

hi    Just wondering if anyone is using CBD oil?  If so, my Acupincture Physician would like to know what re*****ble source do you get it from and how is dosing done thank Read More

rblackman
New Medication*

Hey everyone ! So I was diagnosed back in April and since then have been on 3 medications; Copaxone, Tecfidera, and Avonex. Sadly, my body has rejected all three of these. With the Copaxone I broke out in hives, with the Tecfidera I broke out in a bad rash on my chest, and with the Avonex, it felt as if my… Read More

LAMchops2019
Ocrevus or Tysabri?*

Hello all you MS Warriors! Just a quick question, has anyone out there been on both Tysabri and Ocrevus? Which one worked better for you? I'm hesitant to try Tysabri due to the risk of PML, but it seems to have fewer side effects and has been out for a while now. On the flip side, Ocrevus seems to have more… Read More

jmulvihill7
Copaxone and Stretch Marks*

Hello Everyone, I did a quick search on this site to look for similar discussions and didn't see any. If this has already been discussed, then I apologize for the redundance... I have stretch marks. Good 'ol Prednisone made me blow up at least 40 pounds in a couple of months. As a result, my entire mid… Read More

bethanyrc
Probiotics: Visbiome*

I've heard a lot of buzz recently about probiotics and good gut health having a role in MS. Does anyone take a high potency probiotic like visbiome? I'm trying to decide if its something I want to pursue. Read More

LAMchops2019
Help...*

I was recently, February 19th of this year, diagnosed with RRMS. I'm still in a type of shock considering that I am, otherwise, fairly healthy. But I have to decide what course of DMT to be on. Any suggestions for a newbie? My neurologist, that specializes specifically in MS, has suggested starting out on the… Read More