I've been on Copaxone since I was dxd 2 yrs ago. I've never tried anything else and I really don't have very bad side effects. However, this one has come up more frequently and seems to worsen when it does happen.
I use the AJ daily. This also happened once or twice with manual. Anyways, if I happen to glace or hit a vein. I realize the medicine travels quickly right through the bloodstream.
I've heard of chest tightening but this is not like that at all.
I get a terrible pain in my abdomen I start out feeling like I've just been sucker punched right in the gut. (So I know what is coming next I go lay down).
Then heat starts travelling up my body from my torso to my face. Hot flashes that kind of feeling. Then I get a copper taste in my mouth (this is a bad one), then my hearing fades out and I feel real sick. (I've been told that that's what happens when someone blacks out). It's real scary. I fight it because I don't want to pass out. So I kind of just concentrate on my breating and try to relax. So far, I have yet to pass out. The whole thing lasts maybe 5 minutes or so. It's happening maybe 2 times a week now. I mentioned this last year when I had 3 bouts of that and she dismissed it like I was afraid to see my own blood but I really can't see much when I shoot my butt cheeks. So the Neuro is full of crap.
I'm just concerned is this something I should be concerned about or just take it in stride? I really do like using Copaxone overall. I really don't want the other ones because I don't want to feel "flu like" all the time.
Thanks for any help.