Pollyblue wrote:I was on Avonex for 9 months and then switched to copaxone because I thought it would be easier, not so many se.
When you were on Avonex, did you try combating the side effects by using an NSAID such as ibuprofen? I struggled with bad side effects from Avonex for about a year but found that ibuprofen helps. You could try taking about 400 mg at the time of your shot and then about every 4 to 6 hours after that. I've been on Avonex for just over 7½ years and now find that I can usually get by with taking just one 400 mg dose about 4 hours after my shot and I'm just a little tired and run-down the next day. Please refer to my posts in the Avonex forum for more information and I would be happy to answer any questions you might have. In addition, I have also posted about Copaxone's side effects in the Copaxone forum and you may want to read that post as well.
Best wishes, NHE