Hi all, I’ve been using the Avonex pen for about a year and a half now. At first I had no issues with using the pens, but probably the last 8 months or so I have had real trouble pressing down the button.
At first I put it down to anxiety stopping me from putting enough force down on the button. I would struggle for 30+ mins and almost every week was left in tears from frustration/fear. I started to get my mum or my sister to do the injections for me for a while to relieve my anxieties.
Recently I have been trying to do my own injections again and my anxiety levels have dropped dramatically but I cannot physically press the button. I’m pretty sure my anxieties have all come from being unable to press the button anymore all this time and getting more and more nervous while I’m struggling!
Has anyone else had this problem? My sister has agreed that plenty of times the button has been particularly hard to press but she obviously holds the pen at a different angle and finds it easier to use as a result. I have seen posts online from 2014 onwards of people complaining of the same thing in the US, is it a UK thing too?
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