Today was my first day of injecting with Avonex; here is how my day went.
8.00am Took 2 ibuprofen before leaving home for the Hospital.
9.00am Appointment with MS Nurse. Discussed the injecting procedure and praticed on a couple of dummy pen injectors filed with water. Nurse was very good; put me at ease and answered all my questions.
10.00am Injected with real Avonex Pen. So easy and painless. Took 2 paracetamols after in anticipation of the side effects to come.
10.30am Felt ok so went to work. I have an office job so sat down all day at a computer.
12.00am Still felt ok, no different from a normal day. Took 2 more ibuprofen. Thought I may have a loss of appetite but felt hungary so popped out for a jacket potatoe.
2.00pm Took 2 more paracetamols. Can’t believe I am not experiencing an side effects yet.
4.00pm Took 2 more ibuprofen - making sure I have plenty of painkillers in my system. Also been drinking lots of water during the day.
5.30pm Left work for home. Feeling great. Don’t know if it is physcological but my walking seems to be better.
7.00pm Had a light meal at home followed by 2 more paracetamols.
10.00pm Still no sign of any side effects - maybe they will come during the night or tomorrow. Going to take 2 more ibuprofen shortly then off to bed. So far I am delighted how the day has gone and I am optimistic for the future.