Bouncycat wrote:... i am also really diligent about rotating within and between injection sites -drew myself a chart to make sure i am always at least 2" from last injection in a particular site (it was on a leaflet to keep at least 2" away). my approach meant i didn't actually inject the same spot for 6 months so hard and sore spots had time o heal.
I've been on Copaxone just one month, with no issues other than the stinging (knock wood), and I figure good site rotation is gonna be A1 for the long haul. I'm lucky not to be having lasting reactions, but that also means that I can't tell exactly where I had my last injection even a day later. And you can be sure that a week later I've completely forgotten!
The SS diary book has very usable diagrams for marking sites, but the weekly format doesn't make it easy to see which site has been unused the longest. So I blew up one of those diagrams on a copier, with each zone labeled with a day of the week. Now I just have one sheet that I can use until it gets too full (I'm figuring a different color pen each month). Here's what it looks like so far:
(There's a blank PDF of this at http://www.harmonicappliances.com/MS/injection_tracking_sheet.pdf
if you'd like to try it out.)
I've also found a Android smart phone app called MedNotesPlus that works pretty well for tracking any frequent subcutaneous injection regimen. It's not a pretty user interface, and I'd like to see a few more options, but it shows you your previous sites (new in blue, most recent two in red, others in green) and lets you add comments, pictures, whatever. I've started keeping track of my Autoject depth and sting rating to see if I can learn anything that can make injections better.
You can see on the picture that I've also drawn the phone app belly diagram - it's a little 'lower resolution' than the SS version. For now I'm keeping both going, but I'm hoping the phone app will continue to get better...