I am very recently diagnosed and am really grateful for all the kindness and support shown on this forum.
I am in reasonable good shape just now and since my last relapse (I have only had two significant ones two years apart) I am just left with some balance problems and pins and needles in my face (which is a new thing).
Anyway, the neurologist asked me if I would like him to prescribe DMDs. He told me the benefits they can bring but didn’t really recommend one way or the other. I said I would think about it and am due to go back to see him in August.
Clearly the choice is wide and from what I have read the main difference seems to be around how you take them and how often.
If I am going to have further relapses and the drugs extend the length of time between them, then it seems fairly sensible to have them. But I have no idea what the future holds. I have been lucky and my symptoms have not not been too dramatic so I am inclined to wait and see - just because I don’t fancy the idea of taking lots of drugs.
What do you do?
Thanks for listening!