We have been on Copaxone for about 6 months. There is about 5 minutes of stinging that follows each injection. While we do clean the site with alcohol we fan it dry for more than a minute and it's not the cause of the stinging.
For Christmas we had massages.
Following the massage, NO STINGING for 2-weeks! Serioulsy. None! Now, we cannot afford to have 26 massages a year, but we tried it one more time a few weeks after the stinging returned and yup, you got it - NO STINGING again! It lasted about 2-weeks again and we are now back to stinging.
Does anyone have thoughts about how this might work? I tried massaging the site a bit before the injection a few times to see if it would help, but this had no effect.
1) Does anyone else have experience with this?
2) Why might this work? How might it work?
3) Are there other ways you have found to reduce the stinging?
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