I've been on copaxone for a little more than 6 yrs and I've experienced these strong reactions at least 10 times now (flushing, hard time breathing, chills, muscle contraction, etc...), it has not been easy. The first time it happened I thought I was going to die
. I actually had a pretty bad reaction a couple of days ago, but it felt more like my head was going to split in two (first time this has happened) and after the chills and muscle pain followed. I left a message to informe my neuro that I wanted to quit the meds because of them. But when he called me back, that all changed...apparently my lesions have gotten smaller in my last MRI (best news in 10 yrs with MS)
. So now I've decided to suffer through the reactions and to continue the treatment.
When the reaction starts, I've found that drinking cold water and putting an ice pack on my forehead or around my neck helps bring things down. But unfortunately, I haven't found anything to help with the chills, the muscles pains or nausea. Hope this helps, but hope you won't need it.