My partner was diagnosed with MS 6 months ago so this is still very new to us both. The neurologist we saw 6 months ago said he was very pleased with how healthy my partner was and that there was no need for any treatment at this stage. He told us that he had relapsing/remitting MS and that it was going to be a small annoyance every now and then. As you can imagine we were both quite pleased with this as my fiancé is only 28 and he didn’t need to change anything.
Fast forward to yesterday. We have his next neurology appointment and nothing has happened since we last went so we assumed he would be in and out and all straight forward. This wasn’t the case. The neurologist we last saw has now retired and we have a new, younger dr looking after him. He said he strongly disagrees with previous dr about no treatment and thinks my partner should be taking medication now. He said it concerns him when he has a male with MS infront of him without any treatment. He also informed us that he is allowed treatment as has had 2 attacks within a 12 month period and that’s the only way to get treatment. He also told us that my partner will get secondary progressive MS at some stage in his life.
This may sound stupid but we didn’t realise he would eventually get worse. The first dr made it sound like an annoying little thing that may come and go every few years…
So my fiancé has now been referred for treatment. The dr has mentioned four types of treatment, injecting once a week, injecting three times a week, or there’s two types of oral pills.
I just wanted your guys experiences and if you think treatment is the path to go down as we are in complete and utter shock to get such conflicting information. Sorry about the long post