Avonex muscle spasm

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dealin83
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   Posted 3/1/2008 6:11 PM (GMT -7)   
confused  Hello all,
        Last night i did my avonex injection and when i inserted the needle my entire muscle flew into a spasm. Not fun, What I am wondering is if that is common after using it for a while or if i injected it wrong? I did it in the same area that i always do  and this was the first time it happened. Good news though, NO "FLU LIKE" SYMPTOMS. I took ibuprofen before the injection and after so i wonder if that is key for me. Whatever it may be I am so glad that the side effects have subsided! No chills, no aches! Thank you for listening!
 
Lindsay

uppitycats
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   Posted 3/1/2008 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
dealin83 said...
confused  Hello all,
        Last night i did my avonex injection and when i inserted the needle my entire muscle flew into a spasm. Not fun, What I am wondering is if that is common after using it for a while or if i injected it wrong? I did it in the same area that i always do  and this was the first time it happened. Good news though, NO "FLU LIKE" SYMPTOMS. I took ibuprofen before the injection and after so i wonder if that is key for me. Whatever it may be I am so glad that the side effects have subsided! No chills, no aches! Thank you for listening!
 
Lindsay
You might have struck a nerve inside.   You might want to call the avonex helpline (I've forgotten what it's called) and check, just to be sure.
 
I don't do avonex, but do betaseron.  I find the ibuprofen is the only thing that helps me keep the side effects at bay.  I take two right before injection, then head to bed.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


pokey79
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   Posted 3/1/2008 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I take avonex also...There have been times when i almost twitched the needle out..But it always works out ok..I do tylenol brfore and after and the next morning. But I still feel like a ton of bricks are on my legs..Not always but a good bit..Biogen is who you should call..Thhey call me every 4-6 months to check up on things...If you need the number let me know I have it..Good Luck And Take Care..pokey79
diaganosed 1983
avonex once weekly
steroid infusion every three months for three days
mycoline three times a day
fosamax once a week
bladder meds. daily
calcium/multivitiams
synthyroid
 
 


tkelly3287
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   Posted 3/4/2008 3:31 PM (GMT -7)   
are you switching legs every week or spots that you inject? I shoot in my thigh and I have had this happen. I started icing before hand and that helped a bit. I think it is a nerve you are hitting.

dealin83
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   Posted 3/4/2008 8:24 PM (GMT -7)   
yes, i do switch legs and am also injecting into the thigh. It was really weird like my body was trying to push the needle out! thanks for replying! Hopefully this week the same thing doesn't happen...now im nervous!

KC123
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   Posted 12/16/2008 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been injecting avonex for a little over a year now, and my last 2 injections (I switch thighs) have started with the muscle jumping so bad it seemed it was trying to push the needle out !!! any suggestions? I take advil about an hour before injection then ES Tylenol about every 4-6 hours afterwards. I am about to search for some kind of alternative. I hate these shots, and now these muscle spasms like this !!! Just venting a little...seriously...anyone have any suggestions on what to do that's worked for them?

sonny66
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   Posted 11/16/2012 12:24 PM (GMT -7)   
November 15, 2012
Hi
My name is Don. I have MS. I see that you use or think of using Avonex. I’ve had nothing but problems with it short and long term. I’m gone to starting a class action suit. Would you be interested? Don dsc4441@hotmail.com
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