I was diagnosed 3 weeks ago (I am 50), and had a 5 day adventure with solumedrol. I am waiting for the training nurse to call and schedule a time for the training to start the betaseron. Boy do I have a lot to learn. Some questions I am pondering-
a) people on other forums have said that they get knots, and pain and have a hard time "absorbing" the drug which causes redness and swelling. should I work out on my elliptical before administering, so I increase blood flow to get the med moving?
b) I am sooooo nervous about all the side affects that they made me read about. Any suggestions to decreasing the prevalence of them, other than what they say in the paperwork?
c) I am really scared about the depression and suicide. I have never had any depression symptoms. My regular doc (not my neuro) said I should consider going on an antidepressant prophylactically. That just sounds wrong. Being on a med I just might need.....
Any suggestions to calm my frets?