I think copaxone is beginning to work..

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I think copaxone is beginning to work..

Post by LadyDoe » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:27 am

Hey all,

I've been told by shared solutions + neurologist that copaxone will begin to work after 9 or so months of continuous use, however, i think i can confidently say after 8 months 2 weeks it has officially begun working.

The reason i say that is i had a relapse Aug 2009-November 2009, December 2009 - Jan 2010(diagnosed, copaxy), February - March 2010, May 2010... and no relapse since!

Next week will be my 4th relapse free month - which is exciting stuff I think.

I just wanted to post this to let ppl know that it does take a good while for 'copaxy' to work, so please do stick to it even if you seem to feel worse. Even continuting to take it for a total duration of a year to see if it truly takes effect. I was planning on stopping as i thought it wasnt working, but after weeks of begging by fiance, i decided to hold on that little bit longer - and it was well worth the daily pain :)

Don;t get me wrong, i went 2 weeks without taking it thinking it wasnt working - and i actually felt worse. Could have been psychological, however, i felt as though my symptoms had all returned until i returned to it.

Dont give up kids :D
... if it's going to be, it's up to me ... :)

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Post by MSConqueror » Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:04 pm

It took 6 months for Copaxone to work for me. However, I did experience one of the side effects. Subsequent to an injection, I felt tightness in my chest. It felt like I was having a heart attack. Other than that, it's been doing the job for me. I have been relapse free for 2 years.

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