Betaferon - Tenderness

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ozi62
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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 5/26/2007 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Gdday everyone
I have been building up my Beta dosage by 1/4 dose every 2 weeks and have been on full dose for the last week and a half. Since upping from 3/4 to full dose I have tenderness at the injection site like I have been kicked really hard eg I can't lie on the side where my leg has been injected and where my stomach has been injected is really tender when I walk or sit. This tenderness is lasting for nearly a week. I do not have site irritation just tenderness and I didn't have it on any of the other dosages just when I increased from 3/4 to full dose. Is this common?
Thanks "Support Team"
Sue
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ozi62
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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 5/26/2007 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry I had forgotten that I have changed my username so this post shows up as first post even though I have posted a couple before so let me reintroduce myself.

I am a newly diagnosed RRMS female from Australia I am not sure if I am with the norm but for me it was actually a relief to have the diagnosis of MS. I am a positive person and knowledge is power. Whilst going through the testing I stated to my hubbie if it's MS I'll deal with it. I don't say that lightly but for a short while we thought I had a brain tumour so it was a relief to be diagnosed with MS and yes, I'm dealing with it. When I received the diagnosis I actually smiled and the specialist said he had never ever had that happen before but to me it was definitely the better option of the 2 possibilities. I am on Betaferon injecting every second day using an autoinjector. Good to be here.

Sue
 
"The flower that follows the sun does so even on cloudy days".
- Robert Leighton (1611-1684)


photogirl1358
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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 5/27/2007 1:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sue,
 
I would probably call your nurse/doctor and ask about this. I get tenderness with Betaseron occassionally too, but never that bad.  It just gets tender to the touch and itches.. usually when I get a red welt or bruise.. my legs are the worst for that.  I also have to be careful not to inject near where clothes rub, like the waistband area.
 
Shar
Diagnosed with MS April 2006
Longstanding anxiety and depression
Currently on Betaseron


Gretchen1
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   Posted 5/27/2007 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Sue,

I don't have any experience with beta but I found your story similar to my own.  Brain tumor/cancer was something my doctor also considered when I was going through diagnosis.  I am happy you are relieved to have MS and not a brain tumor.  This was my feeling too.  But, after a year of dealing with MS symptoms, starting meds and having my first major flare while receiving treatment, I find myself finally coming to terms with having an incurable progressive disease.  I hope you maintain your positive outlook.  This was a difficult year for me.  I just want to you to know that you may find yourself grieving your situation even though you were initially glad to not have something worse.  For your sake, I truly hope you stay so positive and strong.  Your outlook on life is inspiring and I am glad you posted.  Welome to HW and I hope you find as much support and information as I have.  I visited Australia several years ago and was delighted with your country.  I was especially touched by the wonderful people I met. 

Love and prayers,


Gretchen
 
diagnosed: MS  July 2006
rx: copaxone

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