shawniemc wrote:Reading the info on Rebif and Betaseron, I was actually disappointed to see that these were also subcutaneous as I hated the big lumps. It also seems like there's a high likelihood of the same side effect of eczema. My doctor did not suggest Avonex, but thinking I might look into this. Any experiences, opinions?
I did Avonex for ten years (no longer on it). The worst site reaction that I got was a small nickel to quarter sized bruise. This would only happen rarely and was probably due to nicking a small blood vessel. The IM injections may seem intimidating at first, but there are usually no site reactions (the next day I might have a little pin point red mark, but by the second day there was nothing).