I just read your latest post in response to Jenny's question about Copaxone. I see that your shot doesn't hurt until after the injection. Do you put something over the site when you withdraw the needle? A bit of the medication leaks out of the site when you pull the needle back. It is VERY irritating to the skin. If you hold your finger over the spot, or a DRY cotton ball or tissue, it will keep the medication from touching your skin. That will probably help with the redness and pain after the shot. Don't use the alcohol swab from before. Alcohol will make you bleed more.
Hi, It is so nice to talk to someone else thats's on copaxone. The pain from the injection comes just after the needle is out. I put a cotten swab, or tissue (what ever's handy) on the site right away, but have noticed a stronger sting if the med. leaks out. I also find that sometimes ( almost all the time) when I inject my legs, I have a very had time bearing wieght on that leg for a little bit. I'm guessing that the shot is going into the muscle. How long have you had MS, been on copaxone, etc.. would love to hear your story.