Hi all, Well the nurses have just left after me having my first beteferon injection, (self administered) and feeling rather proud of myself. Was a good experience, didn’t hurt a bit, didn’t even feel the needle go in! Just keeping my fingers crossed that the side effects are not too bad. Going to treat myself to a coffee and a DVD now. Hope everyone has a good afternoon, Best wishes, Sue x
Well done, clearing the ‘first one’ hurdle.
Enjoy your afternoon!
Well done, Sue
I promise you that (mentally) that is the worst one. Soon, it will be as routine as cleaning your teeth and you will wonder what all the fuss was about.
Well done Gray x
Thank you for your replies. I thought I had got away with the side effects, nothing until 7pm, 6 hours after the injection. Started to feel a little cold and fluey so ran up and washed my hair ready for the onslaught, but not too bad. I was quite cold and slept in my dressing gown and socks! But by 3am felt almost normal again and when I got up at 7am for my granddaughters school run was right as rain - here’s hoping the rest of them go so well. The only really bad point was that I had a migraine (guess I was slightly more worried about the whole thing than I realised) and the migraine was worse than the side effects. I think so long as i can sleep/rest through the side effects we should be fine! …and daughter number 2 is taking me out for lunch tomorrow so looking forward to that. Best wishes and happy Friday for tomorrow, Sue
I did my first Rebif injection yesterday. I used the Rebidose 22mcg and it was fine. The injection caused no pain. I started to feel a bit rough about 7 hours later (felt hot/cold, limbs ached) but not for long. Feel fine today and just a small pinpoint mark where I injected. I never imagined I would have to learn how to shoot up but so far so good.