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Looking For Experience Stories With Three Meds...Copaxone, Vumerity, Kesimpta. I'm Worried About Side Effects.

Looking For Experience Stories With Three Meds...Copaxone, Vumerity, Kesimpta. I'm Worried About Side Effects.

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!

posted February 1
A MyMSTeam Member

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.

posted February 10
A MyMSTeam Member

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…

https://mstrust.org.uk/about-ms/ms-treatments/m...

All the best
Hugs

posted February 6
A MyMSTeam Member

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.

posted February 5
A MyMSTeam Member

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.

posted February 1
A MyMSTeam Member

I had no symptoms during that time. I had no problem with the injection.

posted February 1

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