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Old 04-26-2008, 08:37 AM   #1
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MS and bruising?

My daughter has MS and has had little bruises up and down her arms for the past few weeks. Her appointment with neuro is next week. I was just worried about it. Is this a side effect of any medication? She is on Avonex. Has anyone else had spontaneous bruising and what was the cause?


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Old 04-26-2008, 09:37 AM   #2
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Re: MS and bruising?

The only thing I can comment on is my Mom is a kidney transplant receipient. She has spontaneous bruising and was told it is from all the steriods she takes.

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Re: MS and bruising?

Is your daughter taking any supplements? I know when I found myself bruising quite a bit, I thought it might be from my Rebif- I was told, no, Interferons do not cause that...however, later I discovered that Fish Oil, especially is a blood thinner which definately can make you can all other oils, including vitamin E. Talk to your daughter's doc about that...
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Re: MS and bruising?

Hi Emmie.. I'm on Avonex.. don't get any bruising from it at all.
You say she gets bruising on her arms... is she injecting there ???

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No. She injects in the upper thigh. These are perfectly round about the size of an eraser, mostly on her inner forearms. Very strange.

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Re: MS and bruising?

I'm on Avonex and just recently I have started to bruise much easier. It's normally very difficult for me to bruise and I have 4 on me currently. What I'm wondering is if the Avonex is affecting my liver negatively and that's what's causing me to bruise easier. I going to have my LFT's checked here soon so I guess I'll find out soon enough. I'm not even sure the liver would affect bruising but I figure it can't hurt to check anyway.

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