Re: Avonex Questions-- I am lost help!!
Kaiileigh, not knowing your history, Id be crazy to try to help you with the depression/ anxiety end of this; however I can tell you that learning to inject yourself, accepting a MS diagnosis, is all a very overwhelming feeling, and lots of us go thru intial depression and anxiety. Thats not unusal. However, if you have a history of depression, its really important that you talk to your psych doctor about the fact that you are on Avonex, an Interferon, and talk to your Neuro about the psych drugs you are on.....although there is no reason why you cant be on both, the potential for one making the other worse - exists.
about the time of day you do your shot- thats up to you. I find that doing mine in the AM makes me have tons of energy that day, and I sleep better that night. Talk to your MS nurse about that if you want to switch....
But know that you arent alone in this- there is plenty of resources out there to help you- and I highly suggest you talk to both your docs, even on the phone, about the feelings you are having.
RRMS- dx 05