Hi all, Is anyone on Copaxone and how often do you have an MRI? I was just wondering if there was a set protocol to keep track of how the drug is dealing with lesions or do they just go by how you are feeling? Thanks heather
Hi I am on Copaxone and have been for three years and I can honestly say I have never had an MRI even when I was first diagnosed admittedly I was horrified about an MRI because I am claustrophobic and two different neuros said they could diagnose without one. So no I haven't had one.
i have been on Copaxone for just over a year and it has been fine. I get like a bee sting each time I inject with the autoinjector and also some lumps and bumps but these do go away. I inject before I go to bed as i dont forget working this into my bedtime routine. Ive had one relapse just after Christmas but feeling good now. Just hope it continues to do a good job. Goodluck with whatever one your decide on. Best wishes Heather .
I start on wed on Copaxone and have neuro appt Feb next year and he said dependant on how I was after those months on he would decide whether to scan or not.
Thanks for your reply. I will just have to wait and see, hopefully I will keep well until I see him next which will mean only one relapse in a year and a half. This is fantastic for me as before starting it I was struggling with flair ups every 3 - 4 months. Good luck with starting your injections Pip. Heather.
i had a MRI before i was dx.
started on copaxone 3 years ago and have never been offered another MRI.
they monitor the effectiveness of the drug by noting any relapses.