So after five years of tests and uncertainty, I was finally diagnosed with RRMS in December. My neurologist wants me start on a DMT asap and talked me through the various options available to me.
I’m still waiting to hear from an MS nurse, but in the mean time I’m leaning towards Copaxone. I was hoping someone here my be able to answer a few questions I have at the moment.
My neurologist gave me a DMT information sheet, it says Copaxone is a daily 20mg injection, however after looking at the manufacturer’s website I see that there is now a 3-times-a-week 40mg option. Does anyone know if the 40mg option is available in the UK?
I’ve read that Copaxone can cause itchiness and swelling at the injection site, is it safe/effective to take an antihistamine to help counteract this?
After I’ve seen the MS nurse and come to a decision on which therapy to go with, will I have to wait for another appointment with my neurologist to have it prescribed?
What happens with used syringes? I’m thinking I must be supplied with a sharps bin to dispose of them, how is this emptied/disposed of?
Thanks in advance for any information you may be able to provide.