I have been taking copaxone now for almost a month and I'm finding it to be somewhat of a nuisance but I am going to give it a chance to show me if it will help my MS. (which can take anywhere from 6-9 months so I was told)
I have no issues with the actual injections themselves, the needles are about the same size as an insulin needle (quite small). The burning you so often hear about really doesn't affect me too much it's very tolerable. It's the site reactions I get the next day. I have been getting large golf ball size red welts with small lumps forming that seem to pretty much clear up just in time to inject again lol. They get so ITCHY!!!!!! Yesterday I injected in my left thigh as I was supposed to and I think I must have hit a muscle or a nerve as for the latter part of the day yesterday and so far all of today it hurts to walk on that leg, with pain stemming from the injection site. Almost feels like an awful big charlie horse!!! I also had no site reactions the first week but the second week developed cellulitis (skin infection) but the docs and Shared Solutions seem to think it could have been the fact that I had just finished steroids and my immune system was lowered.
All in all I find it pretty tolerable, and had chosen it as I was worried about the flu like symptoms of the interferons as I have 2 small children that depend on me everyday and couldn't imagine trying to be a great mom while I feel sick constantly.
Does your neuro think you have progressed to secondary??
All the luck in the world to you