Other then the "heart attack feeling" that copaxone generic causes me, it has kept me relapse free!!
Copaxone has been shown (it's one of the "older" DMTs so it has a long track record of stats) to do nothing
in about 1/3 of people using it. I was diagnosed in my late 20s, back in the "stone age" of MS before there were any DMTs. As such, I was on nothing
for a couple of decades. I had no major attacks in that time (nothing like my first attack).
So with that said, the fact that you have had no attacks, I'd ask is it due to Copaxone or just good luck? Food for thought.
But with that said, if the "leaky pool" model/theory is correct, the disease is still advancing in you regardless of whether you "feel" it or not (the idea is that MRIs don't pick up everything that's happening). So with that idea in mind...
Can anyone share they're experience with DMD's
The only other one I've been on is Ocrevus. That stopped a case of "active MS" that could be seen on MRIs and I've had no problems with it.
I know one MSer who was on it in the Ocrevus trial before it was FDA approved. She gets lots
of side effects but still stays on it because she gets even worse side effects on other DMTs.
or perhaps some are trying something more natural like no medications and exercise and eating healthy instead ?
As mentioned above, spending 15 or 20 years not being on a DMT or medications, I tried many alternative ideas. In hindsight, if I had the chance to do it over and had access to the range of DMTs that are available now, I'd go the DMT route.