I always take ibuprofen (400 mg) or acetominophen (1000 mg). For me ibuprofen works better than acetominophen but neither of them don't give me 100% free side effects. Unfortunately I started having a big stomach ache a few days later after shot. Sometimes half day I can't eat anything. I tried taking ibuprofen with some food and tried drinking something to protect my stomach but steel I've had pain in my stomach. So now I'm taking only acetominophen.
Some people find that naproxen to be helpful. Have you ever tried that? In the states it's sold under the brand name Aleve.
Are you still taking Avonex?
Do you feel/think that Avonex work good for you?
That's unknown. I was on it for 10 years. The last couple of those years I was progressing. I stopped in Sept 2010. My progression appears to have accelerated though I don't know if this would have happened anyway.
I'm thinking about stop Avonex. I hate this side effects. I'm 34 years old.
What time of day do you take your shot? It may seem a bit counterintuitive, but I found the side effects easier to deal with if I took my shot mid day around noon rather than in the evening. I always had difficulty "sleeping through the side effects" as it seemed that my body did not thermoregulate well sleeping on Avonex, i.e., I had lots of fevers and chills. By taking the shot mid day I found that I slept better.