I've been taking Copxone since late November so I know it hurts, but last night was b-a-d. The past 2 injections (including last night) were leg days. The first one, I used the autoject for and it was more painful, and bled a bit more than my normal. Then last night, I injected the other leg manually thinking it might help. Oh. my. word. It was SO painful, I was literally writhing and groaning (granted I was by myself, but still).
It felt like spasms of pain, even down into my knee. I limped into the kitchen for an ice pack, and also tried a pain relieving ointment, but none of that really helped. I could see the mucles twitching underneath my skin. It really hurt to step on that leg. Even after the initial acute pain went away, it still hurt badly to bend it, unbend it, or hold it in certain postions. Thankfully I was going to bed anyway so I just found a semi-comfortable positon and went to sleep.
Did I hit a muscle or something? I'm thinking from now on I may stick to fewer areas of my upper leg-that have more fatty tissue - and avoid these past 2 areas. I've been trying to spread them out as much as possibe within the realm of acceptable injection sites, but thankfully I'm only on 3x a week Copaxone so I think I should still be fine. Thoughts?
I am sorry that your injection was so painful last night. You may want to call Shared Solutions at 1.800.887.8100 and see if they have any suggestions.
Stephanie, MS Navigator
How long have you been on copaxone? I had success with the auto ject- they can adjust the depth of the injection needle.
Good idea was to call shared solution and ask for another training, possibly to reassure yourself and to be comfortable with yourself they can help you.
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Thanks for replying! I didn't have a Shared Solutions training (my neuro trained me in her office). If I continue to have issues, I will talk with her and/or Shared Solutions. Thankfully, I just did another injection last night, in my hip, and the pain was much less and gone much quicker.
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