pretty self explanatory, no clue which medication to choose - Avonex, Copaxone, Betaseron, Rebif...
Hi, I was offered them all but first given what each one meant. One was everyday, but little side effects. Another had the potential for flu like symptoms but only three times a week. And yet another only once a week, but it was intramuscular.
I opted for the Copaxone, daily. I got in a much better routine. Right before bed, did the shot, then lights out. It became habit. Because of insurance I had to change to Rebif. I hate it. Copaxone I hardly felt. The Rebif stings and leaves red marks. And I forget half the time to take it and it ends up being later and later in the day. Finally, the intramuscular one just sounded more painful. Deeper. Subcutaneous not so bad. I know they are all different for everyone, but I would opt for the Copaxone based on personal experience. The support they offered as well was incredible. Like MS is so different for each of us, our reactions to the medications can be as well. Good luck. :)
*Martha* Dx in 2004
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