I was diagnosed a year and a half ago. I know what you mean about taking dmds makes it all seem more real.
Well, I went on Rebif at the beginning of last year and it really didn’t work for me. I had really bad side effects and got really depressed. I had to stop after two months. I then took six months out to see if my own regime would work i.e. vit d, vit b12, etc, gluten, dairy free. I had an exacerbation in that time but did pretty well. I feel that my MS, at the moment is pretty mild.
I started on Copaxone nearly two weeks ago as I thought that I really needed to give something else ago. As Hobs has said, once the disability is there, there is no going back. Copaxone has been brilliant, for me, apart from the first day when I used the auto injector and injected into my thigh muscle. I have never felt so much pain. After that, I have injected manually. It gives you more control and now I find it incredibly easy. I take the injection out two hours before, put an ice pack on the area and inject. I’ve had a few site reactions but that’s it. Nothing major. I also feel that it is already working and offering protection. I feel pretty much 100%.
So, I would definitely go on a DMD and from my experience I would choose Copaxone.
I hope that this helps and good luck with it all.