Last reply 1 year ago

Hey everyone. I have been on copaxone for the past 6 weeks and for the past few weeks the injection sites are becoming very bruised, really lumpy, itchy and very painful and it’s becoming very uncomfortable. I was just wondering if anyone else has had this problem and if anybody had any advice for me! I go to see my consultant and ms nurse next Tuesday but was hoping people could give me some advice until then to put my mind at rest
Natasha x

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1 year ago

@asht1994 , this is a common problem, although the injection sites should heal quickly over a couple of days. It’s the reason for discipline rotation of injection sites.

Use the Forum Search function (magnifying glass, top left) and search for Copaxone, to see other Member’s experiences.

1 year ago

Hello @asht1994,

I have commented this in the past: What I have found that helps with the Copaxone skin side effects quite a bit is Arnica gel (I prefer the gel over the cream).
I just put a generous quantity of it on the affected areas daily and it does make some difference. Especially after a warm shower when the pores of the skin are open I feel it sort of acts better(?)

Hope this helps,
MiaPi x

1 year ago

Hi just wondered if you are injecting manually or using the autoinject. I manually inject because I read on this and MS Society forums that you have less site reactions when done manually. Hope this helps.

1 year ago

Hi @hope33!
I am using the autoinjector, the nurses didn’t show me how to do it manually. The itching is driving me crazy now!

1 year ago

@asht1994 , there’s an instruction video on this website, which should provide the information you need :-

There’s also some other guidance, which you might find useful.

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