I started Avonex about 8 weeks ago. I chose it because I felt it had the best chance of reducing relapses and also because it’s only once a week it fitted into my lifestyle better. I’m working full time still. After the first one, the flu like side effects were pretty awful for about 24 hours but gradually each week they’re getting a little less. I just don’t plan anything too taxing the next day!
The actual injections are really easy, I’m using the Avonex pen. I never thought I would be able to inject myself but I cope really well. As for if it’s helping, well I guess the only way to tell if is there are no relapses but there’s no telling whether that would happen with the Avonex or not.
My thoughts are, that even if there’s a slight chance of the Avonex preventing a relapse then that’s a chance worth taking.
Best of luck.