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Anybody Have Suggestions About Coping With Copaxone Site Reactions?

Anybody Have Suggestions About Coping With Copaxone Site Reactions?

Had Copazone daily originally but stopped because of the site reactions. Other injections did not agree with me either and I can't take other DMD's due to a gastric disorder I have. Finally decided to go back on the Copaxone, (lesser of all evils), but the lumps left after an injections are huge. painful and itchy for a couple of days. Sore for about a week and the lumps although reduced in size, remain. I assume that the lumps this time around are worse as the dosage is higher. (ie three times… read more

A MyMSTeam Member said:

Yes, unfortunately I have tried all the other injections but have reacted to them. Plegridy gave me chest pain, palpitations and shot my blood pressure up.

posted over 5 years ago

Anybody Using Plegridy And Have Extremely Low Platelet Count? Developing Lumps In Lymph Nodes As Well.

Anybody Using Plegridy And Have Extremely Low Platelet Count? Developing Lumps In Lymph Nodes As Well.

I've been on Plegridy for 1.5 yrs. Platelet count is very low, I'm developing lymph node lumps, have lost about 30 lbs since last summer and don't get hunger so I make myself eat. I'm really worried and my GP isn't showing the concern I think he should. Maybe he just doesn't want me to worry. CAT scan Mar 14. I called the MS Clinic but haven't heard back yet.

A MyMSTeam Member said:

Hi Welshman. Neither one said anything about how to help increase the platelets but I did some research on my own & found out that avocados can really help so I'm eating 2 a day. I go for blood work… read more

posted over 4 years ago

Plegridy Injection Site Reactions

Plegridy Injection Site Reactions

I have recently began taking Plegridy injections. 3 injections and do my 4th this week. I haven't had any side effects so far but the injection site gets red and tender and takes a long time to fade (my first one 8 weeks ago isn't as red or tender but still there). I've tried heat & ice before and after but nothing changed. Any suggestions?

A MyMSTeam Member said:

Use an antihistamine about an hour before injecting, and warm the shot to body temperature by putting it under your arm. It has resolved any red spot reactions I used to have. I use Zyrtec, but use… read more

posted over 6 years ago

Pelegridy Reaction

Pelegridy Reaction

I have a large square red spot come out a week out from taking my pelegridy injection, I know she said there may be soreness but is this a normal reaction?

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I have pretty significant site reactions to Copaxone 3/week. I'm into my 4th month-are they going to subside? Should I be worried?

posted almost 7 years ago

Plegridy

Plegridy

I am just newly diagnosed and have lesions only in my spine- my brain is clear. My doctor wants to start me on Plegridy but from what I'm reading it's only for brain lessons. Anyone have any good ideas?
thanks SO much! kinda lost here....

A MyMSTeam Member said:

not sure if you've made the switch yet but thought I'd follow up with this: I had my 1st (1/2) dose 2 weeks ago and am getting ready for the 3/4 dose this Tuesday. I gave myself the shot at 4 (easy… read more

posted over 5 years ago

Injection Site

Injection Site

I've noticed that with plegridy, when I inject in my thigh, I get a bright red area about a week after I inject. It lasts for several weeks, though not bright red. My arm was the same thing. Minimal redness on my stomach though. Do these reactions lessen over time? It's me and my vanity (if I'm being honest). Not loving the red Dalmatian spots lol. My question is, are the hips a place to inject?

A MyMSTeam Member said:

DO NOT DO THIS... Bad idea! I've been on Plegridy for nearly 3 years and my butt was an injection site. I've had inflammation in my right leg recently and I never thought twice about it until I quit… read more

posted over 5 years ago

Plegridy Pen

Plegridy Pen

Has anyone had problems with the plegridy pen? I used to be on Avonex auto inject and had problems pushing down the button. I got trained on plegridy this morning and it seemed very simple, but I tried to do it on my own tonight and it didn't go so well. I'll have to reorder the first pen now... Has anyone else had any problems with plegridy? (Please don't comment telling me to change to another med, plegridy is here to stay)

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I've been on Plegridy for approx. 2 yrs. Just had my first issue with a pen malfunction. Called my pharmacy and they gave me the company number. they are sending a replacement, but now I will be… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Has Anybody Tried The New Rx "Plegrity"?

Has Anybody Tried The New Rx "Plegrity"?

A MyMSTeam Member said:

"Plegridy another ms med" is a group on Facebook for help info all is welcome

posted over 7 years ago

Plegridy - Rebif

Plegridy - Rebif

Can I hear folks experiences with these ??

A MyMSTeam Member said:

I think I may have answered already but Rebif for 3 years for me now. Outside of injection site reactions, which you can help by pressing down for 30 seconds after the shot, then fully massaging. It… read more

posted over 6 years ago