I did my first avonex injection last night and it went very well. I was scared and apprehensive. Not only about the avonex, but about injecting myself. I did perfect! It made me a little lightheaded, so I went to bed. I woke up this morning a little sore, but that is not unusual. I took some more motrin and I feel fine. So far, so good.
QuicheLorraine wrote:My neurologist told me that if I handle the syringes well, they will eventually let me try the new oral medication.
QuicheLorraine wrote:I am going to have my neuro clarify this. Now that I think about it, it may be a different type of oral medication. I do know that they just started using it in 2012.
Cowpenfalls wrote:I just started Avonex, Aug. 14, 2014. I just finished my third shot on Aug. 26. On Aug. 29th, the left side of my face was feeling numb, as of today, it's gotten worse. I can't smile, whistle, use a straw in my drink, started freaking out, went to the ER, done a CT scan, doc said he seen no bleeding, could be a relapse of the MS, I really got no answers. Today my left eye waters, I talk completely awful, I feel ugly, and pray that this goes away soon. I'm very uncomfortable on the outside. My husband says not to worry and that I am beautiful. I had a facial stroke in 1984 on the right side, it also has paralysis, now both sides match. I was told I had a mild case of MS on July 10, 2014, and suggested I start Avonex, now I'm wondering if I should take my last full dose shot Sept. 2nd. The ER doc said follow up with my doc and let him know what's going on. I really hate to be like this and I'm scared, does anybody out there had this to happen, and how long did it last, will it go away? I'm wondering if I can stop taking Avonex, I'm wondering if the shot brought this on. Help!! I pray for us all that had been told they have MS, that the prayers, support, that we all can overcome this disease, and a cure is found for the upcoming generations.
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