Yesterday was a big day for me as it was the first day I started on Avonex (interferon) and so with the help of my MS Nurse I took my first dose and all in the world was good. Around 15 minutes later I have a small head ache followed by a little fuzziness around the eyes but as I said all in the world was good because I had started treatment.
Around 8.30 over 4 hours after taking my first dose my world just stopped and I felt like I had been hit by a truck! Legs, arms, hands and even buttocks hurt, my temperature went from freezing cold to screaming red hot. I was in bed by 9, out again by 12 to have a bath (I was soaking by then) back in bed by 12.30 out by 1.30am very bad head, weak legs and totally shattered and still sweating buckets. By 4ish I had had enough and although I’m not one to be emotional I just sat in the dark and shed a tear or two.
Today is a good day as I have got through last night and have even gone to work (Feeling totally drained and to be honest it might not have been a good idea!) I know and expected some side effects and understand that it could have been worse but my god I can remember feeling so ill all at once. I know it’s for the best and I will be ok but I just wanted to moan a little and wondered if anybody else had had this happen to them?