Hi all -
I'm curious about some side effects of Avonex. My "official" diagnosis was in January of this year and I have been taking Avonex since mid April. I'm also taking regimen of vitamins that were recommended be several people on here. Honestly, I have been slipping in my vitamin regimen for the last two months and not been as consistent with them. Mostly it's a financial thing.
Early on I was experiencing what I would consider fairly significant flu like symptoms, and over time they have improved but are still present on any given week. Also early on in the treatment ( for 2 mos) I certainly had some fairly "dark" mental periods. Those subsided and seemed to be gone. However I began using the pen about 6 weeks ago. Love the pen, although this last week it hurt like hell. Since I began with the pen the "dark" periods have sometimes returned. My meaning of dark is that it's almost a heightened state of anxiety and concern about situations that seem not likely to happen. I become rather compulsive of things that I know are not reality, but I think about it and then I can't stop. At times I feel like my emotions are out of control. This is totally new to me. I would consider it depression.
Any thoughts? Has anyone else experienced this or something similar?
2 years ago I felt completely healthy, very active and had never experienced anything like this. This is new.
Any input is greatly appreciated.
Thank you, John