he can't hold a cup or eat without help he just wants to know will this meds help to where he can do things on his own.
Copaxone is used to prevent relapses and permanent damage. I don't know that it will do much for tremors. Online if you search for occupational therapy adaptive devices, you'll find many adaptive things that help people like him. Cups and silverware, brushes, etc. These do alot to help people stay independent.
I've been on it for just over a month and my severe tremor has certainly decreased. I couldn't hold a cup without spilling it, couldn't put make up on etc, but I'm not sure if thats the copaxone or just the way my MS is fluctuating. However before I was diagnosed people always commented on how much my hands shook and mistook it for nerves, but now know its MS. I got the wonderful nickname 'shakey Mcgee' when I was 19, and I'm 26 now and this is the first improvement I've noticed in it, even my mum was impressed I could hold a cup when were in a cafe. Previously I'd have been using a straw and looking a bit odd. My brother is a pharmacist and is against me taking the copaxone due to their being very little guarantee that it works, but I've already lost more than half my sight, so I figured that its something. 1/3 reduction in relapses is very close to 1/2 reduction, my friend said, and if you look at it that way then its worth giving it a go. I'm having really bad skin reactions, but tremor has deffinatly improved. Have a look at this site: www.silverringsplint.com I'm having the Ehler-Dhanos splints made for that condition, but I was chatting to a friend the other day and she is going to order some for her MS tremor, reasoning that if your finger joints don't have as much freedom of movement then they won't be able to shake as much. She hasn't got hers yet, so don't know if shes right, but it makes sense. Good luck to your son in law x love Ali x
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