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Starting Copaxane

Well here we go I have managed to put it off using pregnancy and babies as an excuse but I started yesterday.

My god does it hurt when you inject I am hoping its my rubbish technique and things get better the nurse did it yesterday but now its me .So far though no real side effects just a bit sore I am hoping to get my MS under control so I can go back to work at the end of maternity leave in January at least part time.

Ellie x

Hiya Ellie

Have you tried using the cold pack on the site after injecting? I find that really helps when it stings a lot. It does get better over time too. I used to have to use the cold pack all the time but now after being on it for a few years, it only really hurts about once a month (if that).

Sue

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Hi Ellie I have been on it two and a half months now. It really stung when I started. However now over two months on the stinging has eased up loads. I only get odd site reaction now too. Hopefully it will ease up for you over time too. Good luck with it. Mish x

Hi Ellie,

Have been injecting for 11 months now and I too only get occasional problems (and these are usually when injecting in legs). Have also found it much easier and and less painful to inject direct ie not using the Autoject thing.

Hope it goes OK for you.

Mel

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Hi Ellie,

Have been injecting for 11 months now and I too only get occasional problems (and these are usually when injecting in legs). Have also found it much easier and and less painful to inject direct ie not using the Autoject thing.

Hope it goes OK for you.

Mel

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Hi

Thanks the nurse recomended not using the Autoject so I am trying without I have to say its pretty painful the ice pack helps so thanks for that tip

Ellie x

Been on it now for nearly 3 months but I’m still finding the after injecting a real problem even though I’m using the ice pack as I’m still getting red welts and now hard lumps in my sides where I’ve injected. Avoid the legs as that is just too painful