This is my first post..I don't usually do these kinds of things but I thought that I'd give it a try.
Looking back, I had SEVERAL MS symptoms at the age of 16. We thought it was stress. I didn't have an MRI done. 6 years later (now) I relapsed and had optic neuritis. I saw my primary care provider, then the ophthalmologist, then neurologist. Had an MRI done. They found multiple lesions on my brain. I received 1 GRAM (1000mg) of steroids via IV every morning for 3 days and I absolutely hated how I felt afterwards but it greatly reduced the inflammation of the optic nerve. They ordered a spinal tap for cerebral spinal fluid, and blood work as well in which it came back abnormal.
I was diagnosed with MS 16 days ago at the age of 21 after all those tests.
I don't know what to expect...I have so many questions..one being if the medications are worth taking. I really don't like taking medications because of all the side-effects and the damage it can do to the body. I'd love your help and feedback about the medications. I'll be taking Aubagio soon.