Confused on what I should do.
I have been diagnosed with MS since 2008. I originally started on Rebif, which I took for about 1.5 years. I never once had any side effects from Rebif until the end when I started to develop major depression, which is why I stopped. I then switched to Copaxone which I took up until a couple weeks ago. I stopped the Copaxone because it would cause painful welts that would last for days, also it caused permanent indentations in my skin.
Last week I started back on Rebif, but this time it is different. I took the first shot at 10 PM along with 2x 500mg Tylenol. I woke up at noon the next day, 14 hours later, with a high fever, body aches, headache, fatigue, chills, etc. Two days later I took another shot, again, the same thing. I spoke to a nurse and she said I should sleep though the symptoms which should only last 6-8 hours. Why are mine lasting well over 14 hours? This is on the lowest dosage too. I am scared to take another shot or to go to a higher dose. I can't handle not being able to function until 5-6 PM from a shot I took the night before. Should I go back on Copaxone? I really hate it.
I have tried Avonex but had a terrible allergic reaction, even though it's the same medicine as Rebif? I am too scared to try Tysabri as I have heard bad things about it and hate IVs. What alternative do I have?
Last edited by Administrator; 08-07-2012 at 04:48 PM.