"BTW, does your bottom hurt to sit down on lay on it? Does anyone know why Copaxone doesn't support that as an injection site?
I'm interested in this, since in the copaxone brochure (which has an oddly changing left-right thing..OT), and from my MS nurse I got instructions to inject to bottocks too, the higher and outer part of it.
I looked the map in internet, and found only this: http://www.drugs.com/pro/images/45dc1f5 ... igure3.jpg
on Copaxone. the map in brochure here in Finland is a bit different, and I was told clearly by the nurse that I must not inject into hip area. Which is odd, since it has more fat than my bum.
Areas adviced here in Finland by Copaxone are
- stomach 8 + 4 spare sites both left and right
- thighs (hurt like hell when not enough fat and tissue is not loose to lift..) 10 + 5 spare sites both left and right (massive amount of sites.. not enough fat in me there)
- outer arms 6 + 3 on both sides
- buttocks 6 + 3 on both sides
Thank you so much on the nerve thing info on the bum.. I think that is the thing I have got shot a couple of times, once all I could do was to lay still on my other side in bed, it hurt so much. I also get very often sudden sensations when injecting to bum by my husband, maybe those are the nerves? this does not happen when injecting other sites.
to add, I also got a big no-no from ms nurse of injecting with an angle. I actually thought about it myself, since I feel the muscle very near the skin surface, but nurse said that yes, there will be no problem, there will be enough fat (without looking at my thighs) and the needles going to muscles are a lot bigger and longer (like that proves something?! )