Hope I’m posting this in the right place! I’m new here, so hello, and thank you in advance for any help/ advice you can give! I hope that I’m not replicating a previous post - apologies if I have - I did search but wasn’t able to find what I was looking for. Possibly newbie clumsiness…?
So, a little about me, been unwell 4+ years. I was dx Possible MS 2 years ago. Confirmed MS 18 months ago, confirmed RRMS 6 months ago. I have just started Rebif using the Rebismart device and wanted to ask your opinions before I see my MS nurse next week.
Since starting the injections are leaving site reactions that look like I’ve been attacked by a demented horsefly! I’ve tried hot packs, cold packs, rolling the cartridge between my hands to make sure it’s not cold after sitting at room temp and nothing seems to make any difference! Which made me wonder if perhaps I adjusted the depth settings on the device to be slightly shallower then maybe the reaction would be less severe? Has anyone reduced the depth on their device and had positive results? Just wanted to check before I broach the subject with my nurse. Also, can anyone tell me how I discard the cartridges?! Cannot find an answer to that anywhere and the nurse - whilst great - takes up to 48 hours to get back to me. Can it go in the sharps bin too??
Sorry for the long post, thank you all in advance, and I hope you are all having the easiest sunny day possible! Gx