I've been on Copaxone for over 6 years, and until now, the only relapse I experienced after the initial 5 months, was when I went off (financial difficulties) for 4 months 2 years ago. That relapse motivated me to continue with the treatment I initially had local reactions, such as the welt, itching, burning, soreness, heat, etc., but those deminished for the most part over time and by using different techniques. After a while the injection site reactions were random and occasional. I do have some lipotrophy that is just plain ugly.
3 weeks ago, I found a 3+cm enlarged lymp node in my right groin. My gyn/uro sent me to a surgical oncologist who feels it is a "reactionary node" perhaps in response to the Copaxone. I've noticed an increase in site reactions - also on the right side. I also appear to be having a mild relapse, with no new symptoms - just a general increase in the regular ones, and severely increased fatigue.
i will be having a ultra sound of the enlarged node to check "it's structure" as per the surgeon. If all looks well, he'll just see me again in 3 months. If it looks suspicious, I'll have a needle biopsy.
I'll also be calling Shared Solutions, and when the results are in meeting with my neuro.
Anyone with similar experiences?