So, I changed from the Avonex weekly injections to Copaxone Daily Jabs because I became an emotional wreck and then 6 months in to the Copaxonee I felt like the same thing was happening - only 10 x worse! I became so anxious that I was unable to spend time with my friends without worrying that I would say/do something to upset someone. I was unable to take anytime off work in case I got fired in my absence, I was unable to hold a rational conversation without bursting into tears. It was ridiculous.
It escalated when I developed a rash (there is a word for it beginning with U, but I cant remember) which is basically my immune system deciding there is something to fight and releasing too much histamine. MS Nurse said that it “might” be a relapse - I said I dont care - make it stop!1 Every morning, I am literally covered, head to toe in hives. The antistamines they have given me do work within a couple of hours and I am learning to control the hives so that I sleep through the worst of the itching, but all in all, not pleasant. Anyway - I digress! The point of my post is this! I have taken back control. I have taken myself off all medication except the antihistamines and I fee so much better! I feel like ME again - like I have my my life back!
Does anyone else feel that the very thing designed to help has made things 10x worse?