Well from experience I’ve learned you must take responsibility for your own health. Phone and ask for the Nuero’s secretary, ask if you can make a follow up appointment, being newly diagnosed. You’ll soon be informed if one will be in the post to you or if you have some kind of input as to what time/date.
Initially diagnosed rrms, I chose Plegridy. Like you I was offered a range of glossy brochures printed by the Pharmacuticle companies. Each one claims to be wonderful and shouting, “pick me!”. That seems to be the norm. No Neuro will choose for you. These drugs are all relatively new (20 years ago there was nothing for ms) and so recommendations won’t be made, although opinions may be.
The Plegridy nurse came to my home and instructions given for correct usage. Easy and simple. I only chose it as it seemed simple. One injection once a fortnight. I didn’t do any further research. I found the side effects too much. Very low moods and depression kicked in the evening of injection and stayed for 48 hours. As in didn’t want to get out of bed or get dressed. Eventually when I did around lunchtime, I would find the tears rolling for absolutely no reason. 4 hours later, back to normal wondering what that was all about and feeling very foolish. This occurred without fail after every dose! After six months I pleaded to change.
I made a far more informed choice and chose Tecfidera. The statistics for slowing progression and reducing/stopping relapses are far higher. Brilliant. Two tablets twice a day. A bit of flushing and cramping, if I hadn’t followed instructions and taken on a full stomach. Easily sorted.
However a year later my diagnosis was changed to ppms, for which there are no drugs, as yet. Hope you hang around here. Keep reading on here. Loads of info too, if you type a query/word into the small search bo above posting. It brings up lots of threads with relevant info.