Developing a new appreciation to why they are called "waiting rooms"... my doctor is running nearly 2 hours behind schedule...
☀️Had a follow up appointment with my neurologist today (after an hour and a half wait). The good news: nothing has changed on my MRI since the last one, and I have no active lesions! 🎉 AKA full remission!! The frustrating news: both the neurologist and her fellow, in spite of this news, STILL think I should choose MS treatment (a disease modifying agent).
☀️We have gone back and forth about this for the 8 months that she has been my neurologist. I understand the potentially huge benefit of prophylactic medication, but it is also extremely difficult to choose to go any medication (particularly those with fairly substantial side effects) indefinitely. I am incredibly fortunate to have had very few relapses and during them, very few and quite benign lesions. I have also recovered completely. All of which make it even more challenging to make this decision! 🙈
☀️Left the appointment undecided (which I suppose is a decision in and of itself), resolving to mull it over some more... advice is welcome!