growing2boys wrote:Just wanted to post that I bit the bullet for my kids & took my first Avonex shot last night. I agonized over the decision because of what I have read about the horrible side effects.
I have an ulcer so I took a Prilosec OTC (generic) 4 hours before my shot. Then I took 400mg of Ibuprophen (generic) 2 hours before my shot with 1 generic Benadryl (yes of course generic ) I drank a full glass of water at least every 2 hours the day of my shot.
I had a tiny bit of a fever during the night- I just felt a bit warm, but my room was very cool (68F) I slept very well. My husband brought me 400mg of Ibuprophen & another Prilosec at 4am when he got up for work.
I woke up at 530am 100% normal (for me anyway). No side effects at all.
I know this is only my first shot. I know I may be the exception to the rule. However I wanted to post this for those considering start up. I think that often people who post on forums are having a very hard time with their disease & those doing stellar are off enjoying life. I love these forums & I do often lean on them for support, but maybe keeping that in mind can help with some things.
I will post again if things change for me. Right now Avonex beats Copaxone for me hands down.
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