I would like some advice about a “possible” side effect I am experiencing after my Rebif Injection.
I have been dx last April after two serious relapses; the MRI scan showed a serious lesion on my upper spine (neck area), multiple lesions in my brain and a small lesion in my lower spine.
I have started DMD on the 24th of June.
Since now, I had no experienced the most common side effects (flu-like symptoms and headache), but once I increased the dosage from 8 to 22 (1 month ago) I start experiencing a moderate pain on my lower back, it feels like the usual back pain, but at the same time my legs become extremely heavy.
When it gets worst I have to take a pain killer to coop with the pain. It usually appears the day after the injection and last less than 24 hours, however since my last injection (last Friday) the pain is constantly there.
Since the pain is located where I have a lesion, it could be a side effect, since initially Rebif can worsen the MS symptoms.
Does anyone else experienced something similar, worsening of MS symptoms and pain in the spine after injection?, should I start worrying since now it is more than three days that the pain is there and talk to the MS nurse or just wait?
Any advice it would be very much appreciate