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chezy17

Copaxone to plegridy.

Has anyone had any experience with plegridy? I've been taking copaxone for a year, it's been working except my skin doesn't react very well to it? The idea of going from 3 injections to 1 every 2 weeks appeals to me alot better. Ta muchly, Chezy

davidfairchild

@davidfairchild

I have the same problem with the copaxone. Ive only been on it for 4 months thou, does the pain from the shot ever get easier?

chezy17

@chezy17

Hi. I was taking it for nearly a year and the injections became more painful eachtime. It was probably worse in my legs if anything, I always reacted to it and came out in red bumps. I did everything, warming the site, applying an ice-pack, it made no difference. Other than that, I've been fine on it and so far have gone a couple of years without a relapse :-). I actually went to see the MS to ask for more injection sites and she suggested that I go onto plegridy as it means less injections and more time for the sites to heal. I have my first injection tomorrow so fingerscrossed my reactions are better.

chezy17

@chezy17

Well I've just had my first dose and so far so good, I have to say it's alot easier than injecting Copaxone. Early days though yet, I'll have to see how it goes :-).

MARCI

@MARCI

I have been taking injections 3x's per week. The needle dosent phase me, about 1/2 the time it is the next day when the sites hurt, feel bruised, or form a welp. Again, having problems with short term (quick actions) memory- not good with the type job I have :(

chezy17

@chezy17

Hey Marci. The needles have never bothered me, just the lumps, reaction and bumps I get. Hoping this one reacts better with me :-). Although, potentially as I've not had relaspes in the last couple of years, my MS could just be mild, if there such a thing as mild MS! Gives me a positive outlook and I'm definately a glass is half full kinda person :-). I work in a school and come back to my two beauts to take care of so I'm pretty full on all the time haha! Take care. X