I've never been on constant medication, just the occasional Tylenol. Just nervous about making a decision, and she has told me I definitely need to make one soon. Please and thank you!
Hi hutt2007, i have been on copaxone since 2017, all is good. My dr gave me a stack of lit on various drugs/i asked him the top 3 he would recommend and i chose copaxone and threw rest of lit away. Never second guessed my decision, no new lesions since starting. My dr said if its working dont change. U see many ads on tv for other MS drugs but they all have different side effects, some require blood work periodically. Its become second nature in doing shots M/W/F like clockwork. A nurse should come to ur house and show u how to give urself a shot and its painless. I never thought i could give myself a shot but u do rotate spots. Just dont inject on top of thigh. I do it on outside of thigh as im sitting down, u want more fat for shot area. IDK why they show top of thigh as an injection spot, 2 much muscle. I still work and receive copay assistance which is a blessing. Any other ? Reach out and good luck.
I was diagnosed recently, and this is my 2nd month using Copaxone… the first week i had runny nose and flo like symptoms… u just need to try and tolerate the injections, i also have some lumps from that. The dr advised me to use it because it is the most suitable medication for my case, and it doesnt have side effects. U can try to look it up more and there is even a website to compare drugs…
All the best
If you trust and have faith in your dr, you can start ur treatment and never look back and be angry/regret that you didn’t start sooner. I don’t ❤️ the shots but I know I need them, have 3 lesions and don’t want anymore. I listen to my body and keep living life, I walk when I can with my dog/swim/clean house like a crazy woman/yoga/meditate. You have to find your comfort zone, but don’t let a small needle scare you. ❤️ and hugs to you.
I just started Kesimpta. It's so easy and I really haven't had any side effects. One shot, once a month...easy. I was on Ocrevus which was great but my new insurance won't cover. No side effects with that one either. As I understand it, Kesimpta works basically the same as Ocrevus.
I had no symptoms during that time. I had no problem with the injection.
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