Last reply 2 days ago

Hi everyone I have had RRMS for 15years and have been relatively well but getting worse recently I’m due to start my copaxone treatment with the first delivery Monday and a nurse coming after that but have now been told it wont be with auto injector and I thought it was supposed to be as my hands shake so much any thoughts .🤔

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1 month ago

Not sure on the choice of treatment with so many options on the table these days. I was also Dx in 2005 and immediately put on Copaxone as it was one of only two choice out there. Now with so many options it isn’t seen as very effective. That said it is seen as very safe with few side effects. It is a go-to DMT to use during pregnancy.

I took it for many years and always with an “epi” device and can’t imagine taking it without it. I did have to fuss with the depth to keep it really shallow and into the fat level only or there is quite a sting. It also helps to hot pack before and possibly after or some feel more relief with cold pack after. I would just wet a wash cloth and apply. Also rubbing the injection site after to distribute the drug.

But given it’s effectiveness and your concerns about injecting I’d question the choice of DMT

Good luck. If you click on the Copaxone tag above you will find other threads related to it-

1 month ago

@wayne_kirby , the auto-injector is an optional extra. So, it’s available to you, whether you choose to use it or not.

It’s your decision, no-one else’s! So, possibly a misunderstanding.

1 month ago

@stumbler thats what i thought but was told by Lloyd’s pharmacy they don’t do them and they would be delivering pre filled syringes I may have misunderstood .

1 month ago

@wayne_kirby , Lloyds Pharmacy probably don’t supply them, but one should be made available to you. Have a word with the Nurse and let her know what happened.

1 month ago

@stumbler Ok will do thanks

2 days ago

Did you get your auto-injector ? LloydsPharmacy delivers mine and they sent me a spear when I asked.

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