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Any tips for helping Rebif muscle aches?
I took my first Rebif shot on Thursday afternoon. I'm praying it is just coincidence, but since Thursday evening I've had a headache and muscle aches. The muscle aches are the worst part, and I'm extremely uncomfortable.

I've tried Icy Hott, Tylenol, and ibuprofen, but they aren't doing much good, and I'm not sleeping well, which is making everything worse.

Any suggestions for me? At this point I'm really hoping I just caught the flu and it's not from the medicine :-(
Thanks!
Jess
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Hmmmmm. Seems like a long time for flu like sx from the DMD, mine only lasted a day or so even when I first started on Rebif.

What dose did you start with? I'm assuming you a titrating and didn't shoot up a 44mcg.

I take 2 Tylenol extra strength 1/2 hr before I inject, (bedtime), and if I awake during the night feeling achy or feverish I pop another couple Tylenol.

I'm not sure if I hope this is just a side effect or is the flu....either way doesn't sound good.

Hopefuly others on here will have some other ideas.

Mike
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198419 tn?1360245956
Hey Jess,

Like Mike, are you titrating?....it's such a small amount I'm surprised to hear of such strong side affects. This very well could be a cold or something.
Ibuprofen is my friend too due to neck issues (and early on rebif). I take either 600 mgs of it, or 500 mgs of naproxen. As always ask your doctor  what doses would be best for you.
Hope this is just a virus and passes :(
If ends up being symptoms of Rebif, there will be a adjustment period and it does get better.
(((hugs)))
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I also just started Rebif and am going tjtru thr body aches. (I seem to keep eating Advil due toa frozen shoulder) so adding this now my stomach is often upset. I hope once my body adjust the achey feeling goes away. I am usually pretty active.
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198419 tn?1360245956
Hi Katmol, welcome to the forum. Are you taking your injection in the evening?
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