hi so i had to share this, as many of you know we dont' have insurance. i do have what i have and need it. the appointments are expensive etc. well anyway winds up i've had ms for quite sometime. i just kept trucking on through the symptoms for years. so i've probably had it like 15 years, just now the symptoms are getting alot more prominent and it's progressing a bit. we've learned that the president did pass a law stating no one can be left uninsured for a pre existing medical condition. which includes all of us, yet that piece of legislation i have to look into because i do not know if it has come to reality yet or not, each new piece becomes "active" i guess you'd say at a certain time. Drug company for avonex called today and based on our income we qualify to be ina special program that allows me to recieve the medication for free in exchange for me giving them info on my side effects, if it's working, less lesions, how my pain is etc etc. i'm shocked, nothing is for free in this world. i'm not even sure about this medication to be honest, i've been keeping most of my symptoms at bay with diet change i'm now eating a non gluten diet, a whole lotta supplements and yoga and i am now going to gym which is giving me more pain yet ppl say to work thru it because that will pass. so, they'll be delivering my injections in about 2 weeks and than i set up a nurse to come show me how to inject myself. yet as i said i don't know if i want to take it. ms medications are quite confusing, almost like medications we deal with they have no clue how it truly works, their only educated guesses. the type of medication if i do take it is called an interferon. basically our own bodies produce it, mine just clearly doesn't produce enough to save whats' left of my mylein sheath where my nerves are located and what protects them. as doctor said i'm like a short circuited human being right now.