I was diagnosed with MS May 13, 2011 and started Betaseron treatment on Monday June 27, 2011.
The BetaNurse was amazing and made the whole process simple. I used the Betaject device for my first shot on my upper right arm and it worked just fine. Tonight is shot #2 and I plan to try a manual injection in the right thigh.
I didn't not experience any obvious side effects. The injection site was slightly red and swollen like a bug bite but that is already gone. I did take 2 advil before the Betanurse arrived just as a precaution.
I plan to keep a journal on this site of my experiences with MS and Betaseron. I hope that whatever I experience will help anyone else going through a similar experience. I would also like to keep a record of my experiences so I can look back on them later.