I’m starting my 6th week on Rebif today and have been on the 44mcg dose since last Monday. I also have to give a big about the fab machine that is the Rebismart - I have a needle phobia anyway and you’re right Shuffler, you don’t see the needle (if you don’t want to).
Since my first injection I haven’t had any serious side effects, albeit a slight nagging headache on occasion but nothing a couple of co-dydramol doesn’t cure. I have a slight redness post injection but again, nothing too major. I take my medication around 6pm and I’m usually in bed by 9pm anyway (I’ll probably be in bed by 7pm tonight though as I’ve just finished mowing the grass and I’m absolutely shattered )
I spoke with my MS nurse last week and mentioned that I hadn’t had any serious side effects and she said if I hadn’t experienced any by now, then I’m probably one of the lucky ones who won’t.
Hopefully you’ll be side effect free too
Sara - speak with your consultant next time you see him/her - it was the fact the Rebismart looks nothing like a needle/syringe/epipen that I went for it
Laura - it’s fab (if you can “like” something like this) - it even reminds you when your due your injection, although my problem is actually pushing the button to start the injection - the first time I did the injection on my own it took 18 minutes before I pushed it - how pathetic is that