1979....dx'd with RRMS
1993.....2nd REPORTED exacerbation; still RRMS
1996.....Copaxone; stopped after 4 months due to lots of the immediate reactions. Avonex next for 3+ years with a Methotrexate chaser (I was actually on the MTX 6 mos. before starting the Avonex. Glutton for punishment that I am, I tried the Copax AGAIN in 1999 and lasted 11 mos. + 2 more weeks (almost a year) before telling my neuro that I'd rather be dead then take one more shot of that stuff!
Took a rest, but in between resting I tried Novantrone and a couple of Tysabri infusions. I progressed right through it all. Now I'm on Betaseron, but it's making me feel like **** even WITH meds to combat reactions.
I'll see my neuro in about 10 days. We're gonna be having another one of "our talks"
He still writes me as RRMS so I can get meds if I want to try them, but we've discussed it privately and he admitted that I am now progressive. Big surprise, huh?