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Mojo I started avonex 2 weeks ago and had some achiness for a couple days.It wasn't so bad. Of course the first 2 doses were 1/2 doses so we will see how this week with a full dose goes. I hope it was tolerable for you.I take motrin before I inject and it seemed to help
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Ibuprofen seems to help more with Avonex's side effects than the acetominophen that Biogen recommends. If side effects are a problem, then you might want to try taking some at the time of your shot and then every 4 to 6 hours after that as needed (usually not more than one 24 hour period).
Thanks for the support. Ok I have done 2 doses now, in the uk we start off with full doses!!!! Unfortunately I am allergic to ibuprofen so have had to make do with paracetamol and to be honest it hasn't been too bad!!!
good luck to those of you just starting.
MoJo wrote:Ok I have done 2 doses now, in the uk we start off with full doses!!!! Unfortunately I am allergic to ibuprofen so have had to make do with paracetamol and to be honest it hasn't been too bad!!!
Some people also find naproxen, e.g., Aleve, to be helpful.
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