I hope everyone is having the best day ever!! This is my first post. I decided to join the chat because there is so much support and positivity going on here. Also, I would like for others to chime in with thoughts, views and experiences if you will :). I was diagnosed with MS in 2015. I started taking the Avonex injections per doctors advice. I took them for 9 months and my insurance was cancelled. At 10,500./mo. I could not afford to pay out of pocket. After 7 Months I was enrolled a in a free drug program and I was back on the Avonex faithfully for over a year. As of 1/18 I stop taking them again this time because I felt as though I spent more time out of the game getting over the side effects of Avonex than I spent actually dealing with the side effects of MS.
At this time I am experiencing issues that I am not sure if the Avonex was offsetting or is this something I would be going through regardless. I want to give God an opportunity to show himself strong in my life and I don't want to go back to having 2-3 days taken out of my week, every week due to administering the injections. My new young doctor (the other neurologist is retiring) has suggested that I continue with the injections (without titrating the doses I might add) as soon as possible. I am torn, please share your thoughts.