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I did it- First Injection of Avonex
Hi All,

Just wanted to check in with you all. I completed my first injection of Avonex yesterday with the nurse. I have to sy i think the anxiety of the whole thing was worse than the actual shot.

It will take some time to get used to the preperation of needle, otherwise, the shot itself seemed to be a breeze for me.

The nurse spoke with my doc and he is titrating (sp) my doses, so I had my mini dose yesterday and will work my way up. I took all your advise and seemed to get through side effects fine. I was a little tired afterwards, but I wonder if that was just from the whole process. I am off today so I will just chill out anyway.

I felt a little warm but nothing significant. My leg was a little sore from injection but that went away quckly. All in all, I say it was a success. Thanks everyone for your support and guidance!

I appreciate you all!
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Excellent progress Jibsy!

Sounds similar to my experience. A little warm (not sore though since mine was sub-q), and headaches. I went to back-to-school night at the highschool that evening and felt fine - headache came later.

How was your nurse?
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Hi,

My nurse was absolutely an angel. So patient and kind. I am confident I will be okay with next injection but she offered to come out again.

She was so supportive and gave me and my husband great advice!

She said she would call me to see how I am doing. I feel guilty that I took today off, I just did not know how I was going to feel...oh weel. i will enjoy it anyhow.

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Nice! Mine was too - and I did call her numerous times and she came out months later to do a pulse check on me. Well, not a pulse check - you know what I mean.

Glad you took the day off! Don't you feel guilty for one split second! lol
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Yeah Jibby!! Glad it went well for you. Sounds like a great nurse!

Take care,  Mike
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Thanks Mike. So far so so good! Hopefully it will stay this way :o)



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