I had an appointment with my neurologist and nurse on Tuesday to get my MRI results. I was diagnosed 2 years ago and have had 3 scans. They have all shown improvement with some lesions but there has always been new ones so my MS is relatively active. I have had 3-4 relapses since my diagnosis, my neurologist said that is a fairly good indicator the disease will progress rapidly as time goes on therefore he is eager for me to start a treatment. I have already been on copaxone last year for a few months however my skin did not tolerate it, I did persist with it, rotating my injection sites, using a cold pack etc to no avail. I am aware there are other injections but due to my history of depression, my neurologist was not willing to try this. However I am eligible for Tysabri, I have been informed of the risk that comes with it which is why I am eager to see what other people's experiences of it and advice following their experience with the drug. I do not carry the JC virus, I tested negative but that does not mean I cannot contract it. I agreed to try Tysabri but I am having so many doubts about it, I keep imagining I will be that 1/1000 that will develop PML. I am only 21 and feel I am taking a big risk with my future or am I just overreacting? I have also been quite aggresive since I was told on Tuesday, I am normally a calm and considerate person but if I hear anyone complaining about anything trivial, it just makes me so angry because I am dealing with something so serious. (I realise this is very selfish of me). Is this a normal reaction? Or am I over reacting? Any advice or hints or anything really would be great.
Thank you :)