When I was diagnosed 23yrs ago with MS. My neurologist told me there was no cure at that time, no MS drugs to take (but they were in works) and not to take flu shots.
A couple years later the first MS drug had come out and I went to my first seminar about the new drug. The representative passed out the brochure’s and began the meeting. She told us what the drug would not do, what it would do and about the side effects. Plus it was very expensive and so we should check with our insurance carrier to see if it was covered. Depending on the person it would not be for everyone. One had to discuss this with one’s doctor and get a prescription. If you could not afford the cost and you met the requirements the drug manufacture may be able to help.
Then she opened the floor for questions and there were lots. I learned a lot as did everyone else. At my next MS support meeting that was the topic all evening. As time went by people starting taking the drug and would share with others how it was going and how they managed it all.
Well the years went by and many other MS drugs became available to the point they are today with many choices. Still no cure or how we get it but now we have more help with it. Also there is more medical help available for symptoms of the disease. Some years back the MS Society gave the go ahead to get the flu shots for people with MS. This really helped me since each year I got so ill with the flu and now I don’t.
Bottom line, become very knowledgeable about all MS medications you take. Every person with MS is unique so what works for one may not work for someone else. Remember to treat your body with utmost care and respect for it will help with your MS journey a lot!
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