Re: Rebif stops stinging???
Ive been doing Rebif faithfully for 6 years now and I can only remember a few times when it DIDNT sting. I think that it stings less if you are more hydrated, and also if you use ice before the shot.....the longer you ice the area, the less the sting seems to be noticable. I also think now and then we just inject into the "right" area of our bodies which are more tolerant.
They started to bring out a new formula of Rebif in Europe, one which was supposedly less "stingy"- however it never made it to the US, we are still using the original formula. Not sure why it wasnt released here, but from what the MS Neuro told me, its no longer available in Europe either... Using the autoinjector seems to hurt more than using just the syringe, probably because you can inject it slower than the autoinjector ...but never the less, celebrate the fact that you had a lucky shot, unfortunately, I dont think this is the start of a trend. More than likely you will revisit the sting....sorry.
RRMS- dx 05