Done with solumedrol...starting Copaxone tonight.

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   Posted 1/4/2007 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
Finished my last dose of 3 day solumedrol IV yesterday. I feel just fine. No side effects yet, except being tired. also, my itching is gone! WOO HOO! Was so aggravating! So it was worth it if only for that...I do hope my hand comes back at some point soon... the copaxone nurse is coming over tonight to teach me how to inject....Am definitely kind of nervous... especially cause I know I will have to do this every day for an indefinite period of time. Also, still havent told the family yet which is nerve wracking. That will be another whole new issue to deal with... Wish me luck.

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   Posted 1/4/2007 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Good for you Confused Gal!

I've been thinking alot about you and your last post. I was really hoping you were dealing with this OK. Good luck with the self injections and telling the family.
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   Posted 1/4/2007 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck confusedgal!  I hope all goes well for you.  I think you'll do just fine with the injections, try not to get yourself all worked up.  I pray you will be able to tell your family soon and all that goes well and they are supportive of you!
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   Posted 1/4/2007 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey ConfusedGal!

WAY TO GO!!!! I'm so glad the steroids helped the itching and hope soon it'll help with u'r hand and u'll be on the mend! Best wishes on telling u'r family. That could be a difficult situation to handle, but when u'r ready u'll be able to carry it out. I think u'll do just fine with the injections. Just hang in there and don't get discouraged. Keep coming and asking these wonderful people questions and letting them lead u thru it. I'll keep u in my prayers and hope to hear great news from u again soon.


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   Posted 1/4/2007 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Confusedgal,
     I'm so happy that you are feeling better. No itching must be wonderful.  Sometimes those treatments have a delayed response so its still possible those other issues might get better as well.  Best of luck this evening with the nurse.  First shot can be scary but it does get easier over time!  Let us know how it all goes.
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   Posted 1/5/2007 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Confused,

Good luck tonight!  I'm sure you'll do just fine.  It's a scary thing to do the first time, but the nurse will help you so you are sure of yourself.  Don't be afraid to ask for further help if you aren't totally sure of how, where etc. to do the injection the next time.  As for telling your family...I had a really hard time telling mine, and I still haven't and won't tell my grandmother.  I decided that she was of an age that it would seems way too overwhelming because she wouldn't understand that there were many drugs to prevent progression.  I did tell most of the rest of the family, but I didn't just blurt it out to them all together.  I started with my husband and son and then my father, who I knew were the most likely to just be supportive and I moved from there.  It is a very personal thing and you don't have to feel like it is something that everyone needs to know immediately, some not at all.  I waited to tell many until I had been on the Avonex for a while.  I think that was because now that I am on the medication I feel like I am "doing something" about the illness.  I maybe feel more in control of the situation so it isn't as overwhelming to talk about it.  My prayers are with you for all of it.  Everyone here will help you through all you have to go through!

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