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Welcome to the team, I was diagnosed almost a year ago and have been on copaxone every since. It takes a little while to get used to (in my opinion) and the site reactions, although normal, are not something I am a fan of.
Good luck with everything and I'm happy to hear that you have joined the team.
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Hi Marcia! Welcome to the team...I am a disabled now retired RN...66 yr old. Had MS for many years and I knew it, but the doctors didn't. They have a difficult time telling you or wanting to or God only knows why...but I take Copaxone and it is really nothing to worry about (although it's easier said than done.) The nurse from Shared Solutions should have come to you and showed you how to inject with the auto injector. You can use it and it helps adjust the needle length so you only go Sub Q. You will find injecting your stomach to be the least painful spot for the most part...I inject the back of my arms, my thighs, my tush...you will find what's best for you. You may get a bee sting reaction or not...it goes away so don't worry about that either...God luck with your first injection....and again...welcome...
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I was recently diagnosed with MS. I am starting on Copaxone in 2 days. I'm nervous about it, but hopefully that it will calm down my exacerbations.
I'm a nurse practitioner here in PA. I'm 36 years old and I have 2 boys, ages 10 and 7. I've been on SparkPeople for awhile and was just told about this team by another member.
I look forward to interacting with all of you.