I just found out through an MRI for carpal tunnel syndrome, that I have MS. I have no MS symptoms. I am 55 yrs. old, and the Dr. said that I have had the disease for 'quite some time.' The Dr. wants me to go on either Copaxone or Tecfidera to prevent further lesions. . . . I do not want to stick myself with a needle, and I do not want my hair to fall out (side effect of Tecfidera). . . It has been a year since the diagnosis, my recent MRI shows no change. . .I am still not on any medicine . . Please, does anyone have advise for me?
First, don't panic. Second, take some time to read through more of the posts if you haven't already. You will find people's experiences with a variety of the meds as well as many who choose no meds and treat only with diet/supplements/meditation.
With no major symptoms, I would be hesitant to try the meds, but it is a personal choice. Checking vitamin d and b levels and getting them to optimal levels, as well as making dietary changes are important whether or not you decide to use meds.
Best wishes in your searching for information and decision making. This is a great place to learn and get support.