I had 3 mild reactions in the past, but today was the real deal. I knew that I was experiencing an immediate post injection reaction to the copaxone, but at the same time the pain was so bad, I thought I may be having a heart attack.
Within 10 seconds of removing the needle, I had a bad taste in my mouth. As the blood was dripping down my behind, I turned bright red and hot, had a crushing pain in my chest, arms, and back. I was coughing because I was having difficulty breathing. I eventually made it to the living room (was in the bathroom) and called S. Solutions. They stayed on the phone with me until the pain was subsiding and I felt I could breath. The episode lasted about 20 minutes. Then ten minutes later, I got cold chills and the shakes. They lasted about 1 1/2 hours. Now I am left slightly cold with a mild headache. My arms and back also ache from shaking so much.
I called my neuro's office and she told me to take some tylenol and they would call me back by tomorow
I do not know if I can stick that dang needle into myself again.
Diagnosed April 2007