What to Expect When Starting Treatment
- by Andrea L.
- December 17, 2018
Andrea L. is a paid Advocate for Teva Neuroscience, Inc.
When I decided to start a disease modifying therapy, my neurologist sent me home with three huge packets of paperwork and told me to pick the treatment I wanted. After I waded through pages and pages of research and testimonials, I was stuck. The only option was to go back to my doctor and ask her to tell me more about my options. She talked me through the choices and then told me about COPAXONE® (glatiramer acetate injection).
No matter when you make this decision in your therapy journey, it’s an important one that you should discuss with your neurologist and your family. You should do your research and be your own advocate in the doctor’s office.
If you make the decision to start a therapy today, there are a lot of resources available to help you decide which therapy is right for you. With Teva’s Shared Solutions®, you can ask for information and research on COPAXONE®. You can even request to talk to an MS peer, compensated by Teva.
If you choose COPAXONE®, there is additional support available from Teva's Shared Solutions®. You can request injection training from a nurse who will visit you in your home to teach you how to inject your medication. They are the best teachers with huge hearts and a passion for helping people living with RRMS. Lucky us! You can also call 1-800-887-8100 to request additional injection training, ask questions over the phone, and discuss insurance assistance programs.
The moral to this story is that I felt alone in my decision to start a disease modifying therapy. That doesn’t have to be the case for you.
You are not alone. Build your own support group, which starts with the right doctor. Lean on your doctor and others in your life, like family and friends, to help ensure you don’t go through this alone.
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