I need your opinions please
Hi everyone, I have read discussions and wrote on a few of them before but right now I just really need some input. I'm asking for anyones opinion, the good and the bad. My husband has m.s. and has had it for almost 12 yrs. He has been taking Copaxone for a few years now and things were going fine....no significant problems. This last year however, he has begun to do much worse. He had an mri 8 months ago, which showed 2 new additional lesions. He just went in for another mri this month because he has just been doing sooo bad. Well, it showed 4, maybe 5 more new and active lesions and a few small other ones. Our concern is this, over the last 6 years he has had only a few lesions appear. Now all of a sudden he is having multiple new lesions in a short amount of time. His neurologist is taking on a new opinion that his ms is beginning to show signs of progression and is concerned. She wants to discuss at his next appt possibly changing meds to the Interferons. We have researched and researched the medications out there, finally settling on Copaxone because it seemed to have the least amt of side effects and problems reported. Now that she is wanting to change courses, we are a little scared. We have had people tell us not to take any medicine. We have had people tell us they are all bad. We are so scared and confused. I'm wondering if anyone can please, please write me and let me know what medicine you are currently taking, the pros and cons, and their honest opinion of it. I want to hear about any of them, Rebif, Avonex, Copaxone...any and all. Please tell me what you think of it, how you have done with it... I want to ease his fears and be able to discuss with him what you can tell me. We are really having a hard time handling his worsening condition and I just really need any help and advice you could give me. I really appreciate it. Thank you so much.