Pills and Needles

I have been giving myself needles for over a decade. I truly believe that taking these needles and changing my lifestyle have attributed to my good health and not letting MS stop me from doing anything I want.

Just recently I was told I could take the new pill that is on the market for RRMS patients. At first I was very intrigued. Of course taking a pill over taking a needle is much better, but it’s a little bit more complicated than that for me. I’ve been going over the pamphlet for the new MS drug and it’s big selling feature is that it’s a pill and not a needle. The list of side effects is terrifying though. I had to go through the side effect thing when I started taking needles and it sucked. If I was new to all of this, I would pick the pill for sure. But I’m not. The needles are working fine for me and I don’t want anything to change.

There is also the fact that if I did switch, and had a huge relapse, I would be shattered. Here comes the “what if?” that I hate so much. I would blame myself and I don’t need that right now. This is my own decision and I know some of you may be having to make the same choice. I hope you can navigate through this hard choice without too much stress.

This is a very positive step in the road to healing MS and I’m amazed at how far the medicine has come in the past decade.

For me, I will stick with the needles and keep pushing on with life as it is right now.

Aaron

As seen as Someone Like Me