Interferon to Copaxone?

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Interferon to Copaxone?

Postby Sharona » Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:06 pm

After 8 years of being on Avonex, my system can no longer tolerate and my neuro prescribe Copaxone last week. I was diagnosed in 2001 with R/R and I have seen progression in the last 4 months as my right leg tightens very quickly.
I have not filled the copaxone script as I am debating daily needles or the possibility of relapses.
Any comments?
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Postby Bender » Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:52 pm

I have/had a pretty sever needle phobia and I have been able to manage with keeping up w/ and taking the copaxone.

There is a bit of a sting after you inject but I find that for me I can minimize this by warming the area. I also get redness and some hardness. But it's well worth it if this shit keeps my brain intact.

I would say go for it, the needles suck (mostly cause I hate them) but progressing is worse than needles.
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Postby LR1234 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:38 am

How you doing on copaxone Bender???
I am on day 20....not having a problem injecting but just wondering whether its actually doing anything (I know they say 6-9 months before any effect) but it must be doing something now????
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