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first injection

Hi all, i got my first delivery of copaxone on mon, my ms liasion nurse came 2day and i did my first injection. i fell better already :lol: and not a bloch in sight, she is coming in 2 weeks to check my skin. i feel very lucky as i lots of support not just specialists but family and friends too. i found the injection easy with a sting in its tail.julsiexx

Well done Julsie! Most excellent!
Clarexxx

Cbear wrote:
Well done Julsie! Most excellent! Clarexxx
Thanks Clare :D

Just a word of warning. Been on copaxone for couiple of months now… A couple of weeks into it found nyself covered in lumps abd bruises. Small price to pay if it works.

ail72 wrote:
Just a word of warning. Been on copaxone for couiple of months now.. A couple of weeks into it found nyself covered in lumps abd bruises. Small price to pay if it works.
Do you do anything for it ? Or just hope it goes :o

Just hope it goes really. Got ice pack with initial kit but don’t really use it.

Thanks I will keep an eye out for them, I do have some lumps + bumps but a diet would get rid of that. Hehe take care julsiexx

Hi Julsie

Well done you! I have been on copaxone 8 months now. I really struggled with it in the beginning, stinging,lumps, bumps bruising and skin reaction, but it does get better, it took a good 5 months to settle for me, but everyone is different. I have to say that since starting it I feel the best I have in a long time, and finger crossed no relapses either!

Hope it goes well for you 

Linda xx

I'm sure the daily jab is a pain worth enduring, i'm quite lean which doesn't help and I don't do my arms ....stick with it but  expect itching/bruising/lumps i press the site where I inject firmly 1st and it helps (my accupuncturist does the same thing)

Hope it keeps you relapse free

Regards

Mark

Yep - I dont do my arms every week either.  Just too itchy & splodgy.  Tend to rotate them on a 2 or even 3 week cycle.

It took a fewmonths for my skin to settle & I found going deeper made it easier & warming the syringe under my arm for a few mins to bring it to blood temp helps too.

Feel much better in myself since taking it

jo