As you know, I've had some severe reactions to my Avonex shots, I've had 17 shots so far. Well, Thursday I had an epidural injection of steroids into my lumbar spine and took my Avonex yesterday. Well, I am amazed! I did run a low grade fever and had some bad aches and headache but I never got the dreaded chills (severe, usually) nor did my temp go above 99.5.
I have read that some neuros prescribe a low dose of prednisone on shot days to help combat side effects but mine doesn't like to do that becasue of the long term issues of steroids. I don't want to take steroids just to get me throught the side effects but it was welcome relief for me!
Just wanted to share that with you all!
"Life shouldn't be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather, to skid in
broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly
shouting...."Wow! What a ride! Thank You Lord!!!"