Just wondered if anyone chooses to go to the gp surgery to have Avonex injected. I have such a terrible needle phobia that I am contemplating doing this.
I am still trying to make a decision on which dmd to have, I keep flitting from one to the other, it is such a tough decision as the drawbacks from each one seem hard to cope with judging from what I have read. I’m veering towards Avonex as it’s only once a week and that way I won’t suffer the flu symptoms several times during a week. But, I seem to be down a lot of the time lately and have mood changes so I’m worried this drug will make it worse.
So then I’m looking at copaxone as there is no added danger of depression or flu symptoms BUT then you get the bad site reactions and poss lipotrophy and can I really inject myself every day.
I’m feeling so frustrated with myself as I cannot make a decision ( even after reading the ms decisions website ) and at times I feel like saying sod it I won’t take anything but I seem to be feeling worse and worse as the days go by and new symptoms are appearing so I know I must take something.
MS is on my mind when I go to sleep and when I wake up…the sad thing is that even if I won the lottery I would still feel kind of hopeless as I know I’m never going to get rid of this disease. Sorry for all the depressive talk coming out of me, I need a good kick ( or a needle ) in the backside.
Anyway, back to the original question about getting a nurse to do weekly jabs. Would anyone also know if nurses are allowed to give a weekly autoinjector as opposed to the syringe jab or do you have to do them yourself and has anyone experienced muscle breakdown as a result of Avonex injections?