First injection over!!

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First injection over!!

Postby weedenise » Sat Apr 22, 2006 10:12 am

Well, started the Avonex last night and I have to say the injection wasn't as bad as I had anticipated. It didn't hurt at all and was over in a second.

The side effects kicked in about 4 hours later while in bed (had been trying to get to sleep quick in order to miss them but it never happens when you want it to!). Started feeling a little bit achy, then shivery, then absolutely freeing. Started shaking and teeth chattering. Doug said when he came in I was making a few strange noises and was shaking but I didn't hear him coming in so it didn't disturb me (selfish? me?) :D

Woke about 2.30, changed pyjamas as they were soaked in sweat, had a huge drink of water, another two Ibuprofen (had taken 2 before the injection then 2 before bed). Went back to sleep til about 8.30 (which is a long lie in our house at the best of times!)

Woke with a bit of a headache but nothing serious and nothing another 2 Ibuprofen didn't shift.

Felt fine today - no mark from the injection and feeling good. I know its no cure but if it helps then its worth it til the cure comes!

Love Denise x
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Postby Arron » Sat Apr 22, 2006 11:59 am

congrats on getting the first one over with Denise-- i love your attitude! Keep us posted and we welcome your participation in the community :)
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Postby weedenise » Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:13 pm

Thanks Arron.

Look forward to talking to you in the future.

Denise x
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Re: First injection over!!

Postby NHE » Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:21 pm

Hi Denise,
Hang in there, it does get better. If you haven't already, then you may want to read a couple of my prior posts where I describe my experiences with Avonex.

I've now been on Avonex for about 6 years and I would be happy to try to answer any questions you might have.

Good luck, NHE
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Postby weedenise » Sun Apr 23, 2006 1:14 am

Thankx NHE - that's very helpful.

Look forward to speaking with you in the future.

Denise x
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