I have done pretty well in trying all the DMDs.
I started on Copaxone and had a break from it due to the IPIRs. Went back on it and developed an allergic reaction with welts the size of dinner plates and agonizingly swollen.
My neuro then put me on Betaferon but after 2 injections I came out in hives and my throat swelled up so I was off that. Then had one injection of a 1/2 dose of Avonex and hives again and swollen throat.
My neuro didn’t want to risk Rebif given the reaction to the other Interferons so I am now on Cladribine which is an oral chemo drug that was briefly on the market here in Australia and in Russia before it was pulled due to concerns about the safety profile. I get my last dose of that in June and then can’t have any more so my neuro will then put me on BG12, another new oral med about to be released. The Cladribine group wil be the first people on BG12.
Do I get a prize?
And for anyone new to DMDs, don’t freak out. I am extremely unusual in not being able to tolerate them. Most people do fine on them