I Have used Copaxone
by Beth Levy
Since May 2001 - Successfully
and since my neurologist empowered me to decide which drug I would prefer (due to the fact that at the time I was of child-bearing years), and after reading all the collateral that came with the ABC drugs, I chose Copaxone because, as a working woman I don't have the time to recover from the Avonex injection and who can remember anything 3x/week.
Copaxone seemed to be the right choice for me. Also - the fact that Copaxone is amino acid/protein-based seemed a better choice in that it seemed the more natural choice as opposed to the ingredients (chemicals) of the other drugs.
I also get an infusion 1x per 25 days (based on my menstrual cycle) of Privigen - an IVIG gamma globulin "booster" that I cannot go without. (I once did and almost had an exacerbation).
That's a good way of coming up with a solution to which treatment is best for you. You looked at all the options and how each one related to your situation as a future mom.
You looked at the practicality for you - what you would be comfortable with. That's also a good way to deal with the symptoms of your MS as well.
Also, I've never heard of Provigen. Is it just for women - you said it was based on your cycle. I'll have to check that out.
Thanks for your contribution.
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