This is my first post, I am new to the forum. I have recently been diagnosed with RRMS and have been given the option of all first line therapies to choose from to start treatment.
I would say my MS has been quite aggressive, with optic neuritis followed by a second attack six weeks later that left me unable to use my left arm/leg. Following steroid treatment my consultant has said he wants to start me on DMTs as soon as possible.
My problem is, I have been given “patient choice” and can choose for myself which drug I want to take. I think i’ve narrowed it down to two-
Avonex- Long term studies seem to show it slows down disease progression
Tecfidera- New studies seem to show it reduces relapses more than other DMTs and also slows down progression.
Does anyone have any advice? I am pretty confused!!!