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Old 09-24-2009, 06:26 PM   #4
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Re: Copaxone Injections

I agree with the post about applying pressure to the injection for at least 30 seconds. On occasion I will get a lump or knot where I inject and if I apply firm pressure, it just seems to absorb away. I've learned this through sort of trial and error. On rare occasions I have gotten a welt type bump that has lasted for a couple of hours- when this has happened I have applied ice and it has gone away usual within the hour. My abdomen is the only area that I've gotten bruised- but if I keep it at the level of my "belly button" about 2 inches away from it- doesn't seem to be as big a problem. I've been on copaxone for 21 months now- the shots don't hurt like they used to. Maybe I've gotten used to them. Good luck.