I started on my rebif injections on the 30th july, i was issued the rebif smart to do them. While in hospital the ms nurse showing me how to work the machine told me the rebif cartridge can stay in the device for a week.
As i am only starting on 8.8mg at present (working my way up 44mg) i was worried about throwing away more than half a cartridge at the end of the week so i phoned the ms nurse in the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast. This is where my problems began.
The nurse that answered the phone told me the cartridge can be stored in the rebif smart for 2 weeks not just one and also told me that the red blotches i was getting at the injection sites were an allergic reaction and i might have to change medication, however, the nurse that i had on the 30th told me that the red blotches were normal and should hopefully settle down. The blotches are NOT sore, hot or itchy.
I have completely conflicting advice from two ms nurses and it’s very confusing. Any help would be very much appreciated.