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... I'm thinking of switching back to Avonex because they now offer the Avonex Pen. One of the reasons I didn't go back on Avonex after I got Medicare was the idea of those shots! Rebif had an autoinjector so that was the choice for me. ... (6 replies)
Avonex effect
Aug 2, 2006
... Are you talking about bruising at the injection site in the days following the injection? ... (6 replies)
... I was originally put on Avonex when I was diagnosed in 2003. ... (6 replies)

... Hi. I have been doing Avonex injections for about 10 months now and I never really bruised in the beginning, but after a while I did. I asked my dr. and she told me to use the gauze pad that they send and press down fairly hard on the injection site right after the injection. ... (2 replies)
... days after every shot. ... (14 replies)
May 16, 2008
... and its administered 3 times a week. The reasoning why it was brought out after Avonex was because many docs felt that they needed a stronger version, because the patient was still having issues with their MRIs, new activity still showed... ... (25 replies)
... that should alleviate bruising and bleeding. ... (6 replies)
Off Avonex
Jan 22, 2009
... weekly shot, but I have much less intense after effects, and NO FLARES at all! ... (2 replies)
... You can find it in MOST healthfood stores, and vitamin shops..ask for the gel, not the cream. Arnica is an all natural root which in this form, can be used RIGHT AFTER you inject, to massage with. Ive been using it for the entire year and it really helps. It has no smell, no burn, and it disseappars into your skin completely. ... (20 replies)
... and Ive tried them all! Secondly, did you ice or heat the injection area BEFORE you did the shot and did you MASSAGE the area AFTER you did it? ... (7 replies)
... I agree with baddoey, it is a daily "bee sting", and I've gotten a couple of bruises. Shared Solutions nurse suggested icing before and after should minimize the bruising. ... (12 replies)
... Ive been on copaxone for about 7 months now. . shots suck, plain and simple. I don't feel the shot going in at all but there is this burning sensation after - like a bee sting . . I have nothing to compare it to. . but it has just become part of my day now. I do get some itching and bruising, but I've gotten used to looking at that as well. . just the way that it is. . (12 replies)
Aug 8, 2008
... should NOT be used with Copaxone, at least NOT directly after injecting. Im truly not certain what Copaxone says about massaging the following day, and that should be checked with Shared Solutions or your doctor. ... (16 replies)
... Thanks for your replay MSNik I will take all advise on board. I have some concerns about the Avonex as it is injected IM and I am not sure I can learn to inject deep into muscle. My doctor will do it at first which means a weekly appointment to his surgery. ... (28 replies)
... Good news. After a few months the side effects DO go away. You have to get thru the bad stuff to get to the point where you can just give the shot and forget about it... ... (28 replies)
Want to give up
Jan 19, 2009
... I was on the powdered Avonex starting in May '03 for 8 months. ... (12 replies)
... I was diagnosed with MS in September 2005. In the beginning I started with Avonex. On Avonex I suffered to episodes requiring IV Steroids. After getting a scan that my neurologist was not happy with we made the decision to switch to Rebif. ... (7 replies)
... Are you clear now on the difference between Avonex and Rebif? ... (44 replies)
... Copaxone is wonderful for some people, but for me it was awful. The first week, though, WAS great. I thought I was doing really well, but then the lumps and bruising got so bad I could barely stand my clothes! ... (18 replies)
... burns. They had a new "no burn" formula which was supposed to be released at least 3 times over the past two years and it never got approved. Just so you know, Avonex and BetaSeron have the same burn involved. ... (2 replies)

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