painful week


Something is going on in my body

What comes before a conclusion...

My Rebif injections were awful last week. burning injections. post-injection pain. 2:00 am ibuprofen swallowings. and on Friday - 2 hours following, and 6 hours following...chills. yes, chills, totally new for me.

Jason and I didn't put 2 and 2 together until Friday, after I had finished cringing and "ouching" at my Rebif injection. Jason was doing the injection in my right thigh, and all I wanted to do was get away from the needle...push him away, or jerk my leg away. But of course, doing something like that would cause this highly acidic liquid to leak onto the outside of my body...potentially causing MORE pain. So I waited until it was done, and then I pounded my fists into the couch.

It is possible to have "worsened" MS symptoms when you are sick, or your body temperature goes up. Also, being sick, or being in a relapse can make the drug injections more painful.

Tonight, we'll see what happens.



~ Charlene S Noto said...
July 29, 2008 at 5:26 p.m.

I thought I was the only one who thinks Rebif injections are like liquid fire. I've complained about this to my doctor for months. They also seem to be worse at some times than others but I've never really figured out a pattern on it. Maybe we can start tracking it and compare notes.

corina said...
July 30, 2008 at 8:53 a.m.

thinking about you every minute emily. be strong. even though you can't see this post right now...please feel the love and support radiating to you.

Emms said...
August 3, 2008 at 11:37 a.m.

Charlene - I was warned about the pain increasing at certain times, but it really doesn't make sense to me. But I would be willing to track it.

ladyfingers said...
August 3, 2008 at 7:18 p.m.

Did I give you permission to blog?
Walk and rest. You've been through a week of hell.Baby steps. Know that we all love you and are praying that your pain will end soon.

Mom & D. XXOO

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