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Postby pbcb8835 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:59 am

hi everyone! talked to the nurse about the avonex side effects, and they were not fun!! She told me to take pain medication 1 hour before my avonex injection, eat fresh(not canned) pineapple the day before my injection, the day of the injection, and the day after the injection, and to take a tylenol pm when I go to bed the day of the injection. Knock on wood, the symptoms are few! i don't know if its the pineapple or the tylenol pm but my symptoms are few!!!! Thanks to the nurse from avonex.
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Re: fresh pineapple

Postby janr609 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:43 pm

i am starting next week, i hope i have the same results as you, i will try the pineapple...good to hear you are handling it well!
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Re: fresh pineapple

Postby offroad44 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:07 pm

I started Avonex in october, i follow the instructions the Avonex nurse gave me and and i have very few side effects, I take the medication out an hour before I inject it to bring it to room temp. , I drink plenty of water the whole day of the injection, i take ibuprofen an hour before and six hours after and I eat fresh pineapple that day when i have it. sometimes but not too much at night I get a slight fever but not bad and maybe a slight headache but the advil takes care of that. I do my injection about 4 hours before bedtime on sat. night so if i do have side effects its while Iam sleeping and I am off work the next day sunday.
I think the drinking a lot of water is the key,
hope it goes well for you
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Re: fresh pineapple

Postby lyndacarol » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:27 pm

I note that these are your first posts so I welcome you to ThisIsMS, pbcb8835 and offroad44.

Pineapple contains a substance called bromelain, which reduces inflammation and congestion. Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory, I believe; however, it is my understanding that Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not reduce inflammation. Perhaps it is bromelain's and ibuprofen's effect on inflammation that is reducing your side effects with Avonex.
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Re: fresh pineapple

Postby want2bike » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:34 pm

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Re: fresh pineapple

Postby Fashionistavon » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:25 pm

Oh wow....I am going to try that. Thanks!
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