Hi Victoria Plum,
Great name btw -
I've been on Rebif44for 7 years this year. I still get big red site marks but they don't hurt and I make sure that I rotate the injection sites. Very easy when they are so visible!
I inject my stomach and my arms on the underneath. I used to try to do my bum but it hurt too much.
I have never had side-effects and only had to reduce the dose for a month once, due to liver enzymes being too high.
It has worked very well for me. I was very ill when I started treatment, having constant relapses and Rebif gave my body a chance to heal by damping down the activity.
On average, I think I've had one relapse per year with one exacerbation (more or less) and this year, I've experimented with diet and haven't had any big attacks so far, just the odd week with symptoms and nerve pain.
I self-inject as the Rebiject wasn't available at that time and I now prefer this as it's a more gentle way of delivering the dose.
It doesn't hurt if you gently prod your skin with the needle to see where the nerve endings are. Try with a pin - just gently prod yourself in one place and then move a very small distance away and see if there is a difference in sensation.
Good luck - and I hope it works for you and that your side effects are as few as mine have been