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01 March 2010 @ 11:07 am
I was diagnosed in June 2009. It has progressed a little faster than I expected, with symptoms my neurologist says there is little to be done for. Steroids have not helped any exacerbation and in January I started my Copaxone regularly (after a period of denial and issues getting used to the painful injections). I also take Ibuprofen 800mg and Baclofen 20mg 3x daily, Vitamin D, C and B Complex and Melatonin for sleep, I was already on Celexa for depressive symptoms related to Fibromyalgia, but since my diagnosis of MS, my dosage has tripled. I have always worked in high stress, demanding positions and typically have worked at least 2 jobs, but I find myself flagging under the fatigue. I don't know anyone else who has this disease, despite hearing from so many people "oh, I know someone who has that". I'm a mental health professional so I know the importance of managing stress and caring for my mental and emotional health, but I find myself at the end of my rope as I spend another day off work due to pain.  
 
 
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06 July 2008 @ 07:43 pm
Sorry if this has already been asked. I'm the kind of person that generally gets all the side effects from any medicine. The reason I chose to take Copaxone was because the side effects sounded more manageable than the other options. I have noticed, however, that since I have started the Copaxone injections, my entire ribcage is sore almost to the touch. Has anyone else experienced this?  Thank you!
 
 
01 November 2007 @ 05:56 pm
Wow a Copaxone LJ site.  I rember when there was the "friends page" section of Shared Solutions.

My story is long but here is an abreviation.  I was diagnosed in Sept. 2004.  After lots of discussions and research I went on Copaxone.  In 2005 I had some nasty stress related flares and my neuro recommended Rebif.  That was the worst decision I could make.  After 3 or 4 weeks I started getting 24/7 headaches that would frequently spike to migraines.  So after 6 months on Rebif I am back on Copaxone and doing well.  I am in another stress flare due to my work but I will not stop taking Copaxone.

 
 
Whoa, new members!  Hi everyone.  Feel free to say hi and start chatting.  Also, if you know of anybody who might be interested in this community, please pass the URL along.

Here's a little bit more about me - well, not such a little bit, but less than I could write! Some symptomy stuff, some diagnosis stuff, then some Copaxone stuff.Collapse )

Well, that's an abridged story of my MS/Copaxone experience so far.  Please make a post of your own story if you feel like sharing!  I'm always interested in hearing how other people are dealing with this disease and their therapy.

Take care!

-Ruth
 
 
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29 March 2007 @ 12:04 am
Thanks for joining copaxone!  The community's still really new, so feel free to introduce yourself and start things up while I put on the finishing touches.  Check out the community's info page if you have any questions, or drop me a line at electrablue@livejournal.com.

Take care!

-Ruth
 
 
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