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Shots

Shots

Just started shots today second day. First day did stomach and no issues, today did hip and its sore like just got shot at doctor is that normal? I know we are suppose to swap injection sites daily looking for tips on making more comfortable and to find out how you do your arms?

posted November 21, 2020
A MyMSTeam Member

I used to take the daily copaxone. I had the auto injector which was easier. I still have little spots on me where I gave the shots. It’s funny but not funny because if I tan the little pin holes don’t. That was from 10 years ago. I

posted November 21, 2020
A MyMSTeam Member

I was only on Copaxone for 10 months before it was deemed a failure for me.
But I really liked it when I was on it - no side effects. Took time for me to find the right depth for each injection site. Keeping a journal helped me. Agreed stomach was the BEST! I eventually was coached by the nurse to stop the back of my arms (skin too sensitive) and inner thighs (legs too muscular) since those were way too painful. Hope it continues to work for you and that the injections get easier! XX

posted November 27, 2020
A MyMSTeam Member

I did Copaxone shots 3 x a week for 2 years. Started out in all the sites they say, rotating sites, keeping a calendar on my computer. I used the auto ejector, it worked good. Eventually got where I only gave shots in my stomach & hips. No real problems with the shots, some redness at injection site, but ice pack on site after injection takes care of that.

posted November 23, 2020
A MyMSTeam Member

I hold my arms up perpendicular to my body and hold the autojet against the bottom of arm and squeeze. Usually not a problem. Been doing rotating shots for over 20 years now. I'm on Copaxone. Good Luck Laura.

posted November 22, 2020 (edited)
A MyMSTeam Member

I initially started on Rebif, 3 times a week. At first it didn't seem so bad but after almost 9 years I felt more like a pincushion than a person. Switched to Tecfedera and took that for 8 months but my body didn't do well on it and had to go back to Rebif. (At that time I was almost glad to go back due to how ill I felt on Tecfedera) I am now on Ocrevus infusions and have to say it's the best one I've found for me so far. 2 infusions twice a year and other than flushing, itching, and headaches it's much better. I have some muscle atrophy in my legs and arms where I was doing the shots before. Like it's a little sunken in on the tissue.

posted November 21, 2020

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