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?)
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