with fellow injectors of painful meds : I tried the alcohol pads Wal-Mart have with Benzocaine They say : Alcohol Swabs with Pain Relief I like them. I inject Copaxone and since I've started using them my pain scale has dropped a few points with injections.
And of course it still hurts like hell after....but that initial sting is not as bad as I really use as much of the alcohol pad on my skin as I can get on there and let it dry. Then ( I know they say not to use alcohol after, but since this has pain relief after.....) I use the alcohol pad AFTER the shot too.
These have worked for me , so wanted to share with others. I know some people probably can't tolerate Benzocaine. But if you can and have Wal-Mart it may be worth a try.View Thread
Same issue here ~ but I take Nuvigil,still a stimulant though ~ some days it seems to work fine. I make it through the day, feeling almost normal. Then on some days, I take it & like you posted , I could probably just go back to sleep . It seems like the fatigue it just too much.View Thread
I would be in the same situation with everyone here. I don't take Rebif ,but I'm on Copaxone. I gained weight right after my DX ,and it's been a huge struggle to get it off. I blamed the Copaxone for the gain, but now I wonder if it the stress of the DX etc.
I've started walking and in a few weeks I'm going to start a water exercise class at the Y.View Thread
In a way I wasn't surprised at all-- I was sort of expecting it . But i wasn't very educated about MS so it scared me until I learned about it.
Then it took me 3 weeks until I told anyone except my husband . And still don't tell hardly anyone.Only my close relatives know. The people I work with don't know, and even most of my closest friends don't know yet. And I was DX in 2008.
I just don't feel comfortable yet talking about it with everybody. I guess that might be a good topic for another thread.View Thread
I have high hopes for this med, along with the exercise program I started about months 4 months ago. I'm hoping to regain some sort of resemblance of a life since my DX of MS in 2008. The fatigue has been absolutely overwhelming and I can't do simple chores or shopping without resting right after. I put off adding a medication because I already have what seems to me like quite a list of MS meds.
But exercise alone didn't help much, in fact I found while I temporarily had more energy, in the long run, it made me want to rest more. But I will continue to exercise because I know how extremely important it is with MS and how lucky I am that I can still do it.
So anyone who has had success with Provigil / Nuvigil I'd love to hear your words of encouragement !!