OK. That's it! There are way too many similarities between you and I.
I get my third infusion in downtown Chicago on Tuesday. I've also noticed how I can almost feel the twenty-eighth day arriving for the next infusion date. Any yes, my veins roll and hide from the needle. Last month I was poked four times. The first poke left a bruise, as the vein blew, which remained up until yesterday.
Not too many side effects at all. But I did wake up yesterday with a tiny eye infection.
I think I'm not getting worse which is a good thing, of course.
Wow, we are similar aren't we??
No infections here but I noticed that I have a bit of IBS when the infusion starts to wear off...
Also, my ancient problem with canker sores has returned...
Last month, the nurse blew three veins before getting into my right hand that has the big veins. Monday I'm not having my three morning cups of coffee, I'll drink gallons of water the day before and that morning, and eat salty foods on Sunday night as well. That should help. Also, I take a water pill blood pressure pill. I'm going to skip it on Monday morning. I think I'll do fine with those precautions.
Take care, Ewizabeth Previously Avonex, Rebif & Copaxone RRMS ~Tysabri, 31 infusions, ended 9/09. Starting Copaxone 12/09, waiting for Cladribine to be approved in 2010.