I am a 52 year old healthy male. A few months ago I went for a routine eye exam and was found to have optic neuritis in my right eye. I was referred to an optic neurologist who had me sent for a brain and orbit MRI. After review of the MRI (with and without contrast) I was referred to a neurologist and have since seen him three times. The brain MRI showed 10 - 20 lesions, a cervical and a thoracic MRI's showed no lesions and a spinal tap showed a relatively high level of protein. My symptoms are poor balance, fast reflexes in my legs, frequent urination at night and of course the optic neuritis. I feel fine and can pretty much live with those symptoms. The Neurologist has recommended Capaxone but it's very hard to commit to a daily injection when I feel fine and my daily life has not changed. Any guidance or suggestions would be appreciated.
I would get a 2nd opinion and find out what type of MS you have. There is no cure for MS however there are drugs, injectables and a at least one oral drug (that I am aware of) which can slow down the progrssion of MS.
Depending on the type of MS would determine which drug(s) would benefit you best if you choose to go that route.
I took copaxone for a bit and quit...since then have changed my diet to include fresh fruits and veggies and no man made foods (boxed, that is)...only medications I take to help with symptoms...baclofen for leg spasms and adderall for fatique and miralax when needed.