Experienced IPIR to copaxone today

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mystery reader
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   Posted 7/29/2007 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I experienced my first, and hopefully last, Immediate Post Injection Reaction, this morning.  I decided to start taking my shots in the morning today (did not take one last night/out late at wedding), and experienced this reaction about 5 minutes after the injection. (flushing and hot, shortness of breath, tight throat and chest, coughing, a little chest pain, and muscle spasms in my lower back)  The problems all went away in about 10 minutes except now I am experiencing cold chills.  I called Shared Solutions and they told me not to take another shot until approved by my neurologist.  I injected this shot in my left arm. I will not be able to get hold of them until tomorrow (Monday).  I am feeling rather frustrated.  First, I have a problem with painful welts the size of my hand, then bruising, and now this.  I guess with my luck with med's I'm not surprised that I fall within the 10% that experience an IPIR.  I do not want to give up on this drug!  Sorry, if I am going on and on, I just felt the need to vent confused
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Sunnycitrus
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   Posted 7/29/2007 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   

Oh man Barb, I am sooooo sorry you had an IPIR on top of all the med problems you’ve been having! No need to apologize for your frustration, you totally have a reason to feel it…ugh. I’ll be thinking about you, and hoping things get better really soon. J

 

Sunny


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   Posted 7/29/2007 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Barb,

Wow!  This must be really frustrating.  I am sorry!!!  Like Sunny said, no need to apologize.  We want to know what is going on with  you.  Keep us posted as to what the neuro says.  Good luck. 

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lildbcakes
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   Posted 7/29/2007 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
My husband has had the chills the past two days about 3 hours after his injection. Barb, how long have you been on Copaxone? He has only been on it for a week. He's definitely not taking it again until he talks to his neurologist.

Deb

mystery reader
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   Posted 7/30/2007 6:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Deb, I've been on it about one month. This was the first time I experienced chills. They started fairly soon after my reaction, and lasted about 2 hours. The nurse at shared solutions warned me that his might happen after the IPIR. I am going to call my neuro's office after they open, but they probably will not get back to me until late afternoon. At least, that is their typical response.
Barb/mystery reader
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Kimber
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   Posted 7/30/2007 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Barb,
 
    Good luck with the neuro and please let us know what they say.  My husband has had that type of reaction a few times but they've been few and far between.  From what I can remember maybe two or three times in the seven years he's been on it.  It's kind of a freaky experience but at least it doesn't last very long.  I hope you are feeling better today.
 
 
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mystery reader
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   Posted 7/31/2007 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
For those of you who were not in the chat room last night, I thought I would give you an update.  I heard back from  my neuro last night and he told me to continue with the copaxone.  I did not have a problem with the injection last night (yeah!!!), although I am getting a bit of an injection site reaction today.  Hopefully, I will not get another hugh welt tongue
Barb/mystery reader
Diagnosed April 2007

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