The metal taste you get in your mouth is just something that goes with the treatment. Hopefully it won't bother you too much. As for Copaxone, I was on it for a while and didn't mind it, as I could just give myself the shots in the skin somewhere with the autoinjector. Just be sure not to set the autoinject to go too deep or you may hit a muscle, which hurts like hell! You should get someone from your Neuro's office to show you how to use it (if that's what you have, that was my choice because it was rather easy to use) before the first injection, at least I did. I didn't have much reaction to it but sometimes I would get some chest tightness but it went away after about
5 - 10 minutes. I just sat down and tried to relax when it hit. My neuro took me off of Copaxone because he re-diagnosed me from having RRMS to PPMS, which Copaxone doesn't work on. Good luck to my friend and God Bless you. Hopefully the Copaxone Treatments will be just the thing for you!
Chuck the old man :>)
AMWTP Training Instructor
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Diagnosed with PPMS May, 2006
but still working at the present.
Tried just about everything there is for MS, including Tysabri
Waiting to start Cytoxin Treatments soon.
Post Edited (bohuck2) : 1/19/2009 10:15:33 AM (GMT-7)