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Hi guys, I have yet another question LOL Has anyone experienced severe sweating while taking Copaxone ? As most of you know, I have been on it now for about 10 days, and the sweating is getting quite bothersome. Today, went out for breakfast with a good friend, and when I stood up from the chair ( yes I was there for about 2 hours LOL) , but, it felt like I have peed myself. My jeans stuck to me, and my undies too, I even ended up doing the CLEAVAGE wipe during our breakfast.....
Hi Elaisn and Craig I get my Copaxone at my neighborhood CVS, very convenient. I do have to order it every month because of insurance but you may be able to get it on automatic refill . I had my first injection three days after dx.. My friends who is a nurses and since I did not want to wait even one day for the Shared Solutions nurse app. , we got on their web site , saw how the injections are given and did it.
Heather, a long time member here, had this chest tightness, could it be a heart attack, reaction this spring and her neuro immediately took her off copaxone and put her through a battery of cardio tests. She was off a dmd for three months or so if I am remembering the timing, waiting to find out if it was safe to take. If you continue to have this problem, you could always switch to a different DMD. Welcome again - I hope to see you around.
Today was my 4th and I've got the ms nurse coming out to see me later as I'm worried about the side effects I've had since that first jab. Basically I've barely eaten or slept since friday and I've been sweating and have a racing heartbeat and feel really panicky which is most unlike me. It's not a post injection reaction as the symptoms have lasted all this time. Is this a normal reaction? I'm concerned I might be allergic or something?
i've been notified that my copaxone application has been received Mar. 3rd 2010 processing may take up to 2-4 weeks. i will be notified by mail as soon as a decision has been made.
I can't compress and push the button with one hand. When I was taking Copaxone, I found that old injection sites sometimes had scar tissue in them, so the medication would go in very slow, and sometimes dribble out. I also had problems with lipoatrophy - denting of the thighs and stomach.
LATER MY LUNGS CLOSED UP, MY BODY TURN RED HOT,SWEATING PROFUSELY, HEART PALPERTAION, PIN AND NEEDLES IN MY WHOLE BODY. WE CALLED THE COPAXONE NURSE AND SHE SAID THAT HAPPENS, MONTHS AFTER YOU START. TODAY IT IS MY 3 MONTH ANVSERARY TALKING SHOT. I DIDCIDED THAT I AAM NOT GOING TO TALK ANY SHOTS, WHAT SO EVER. I ALMOST DIED TONITE. I RATHER LET IT GO IT'S CORSE THE AND LIVE THAT WAY, THEN TAKE SHOTS. I WILL NOT TRY ANY OTHERS. I WISH IT SAID IT IN THE SIDE AFFECTS, I NEVER WOULD HAVE STARTED.
Because the itchiness didn't go away after being off the Copaxone we decided the two were unrelated and I started taking Copaxone again, last night was my first injection after the break. My question is - last night I woke up feeling like I had the flu, I was sweating, ached all over and had a massive headache. I know these are side effects of the interferons but has anyone had this while on Copaxone? I had no reaction like this the first few weeks I took Copaxone.
I'm also afraid I'll nick a blood vessel, so I stay away from them and stick to the thighs, hips and stomach. • Two problems with Copaxone - lipoatrophy and tissue knots. If you inject into the same spots day after day, you'll end up with dents in your skin. I have four - two on either side of my belly button, and one on each hip. It doesn't look pretty. I also have several seemingly permanent knots under the skin in the belly area.
Hello and welcome. We're glad to have you join us. Why did you switch from Avonex? Did you have these symptoms with that? Both meds can cause depression or make it worse, so I hope you're being medicated for that. Also, both meds can cause headaches and similar flu-like effects. Many of us here cope well by premedicating with a long-lasting over the counter pain medication. MS will never be easy, but we can minimize things fairly well.
I have lipoatrophy already and I've been on Copaxone for about a yr and half. I don't shoot into my thighs anymore. My abdomen has dents now. I have mentioned this to my MS Dr and he just says not to inject into those areas, but I am concerned about the future..I think a call to the Shared Solutions would probably be a good idea.
tingling on my right side of my face, both arms and legs then turning beet red all over my body and sweating....accompanied by dizziness, heart pounding, muscle pain and weakness, and feeling short of breath. I am extremely heat intolerant....I can't go outside or even cook dinner without bringing on a bad attack. I have to go and sit down with a fan blowing on me. I am unable to stand long either. I can't sleep at night and wake up constantly from hot flashes then freezing half hour later.
When I took Copaxone, I only had injection site reactions that got less and less, the longer I used the drug. Those first few months on Copaxone, were awful. Itching, stinging (bad stinging) and some redness or small purple spots at the injection site. As I said though, it finally got to where I only had some redness at the site for a day or so and nothing else, until I had the dreaded reaction of chest pain, severe sweating and severe shortness of breath.
I became extremely short of breath, had extreme pressure in my chest and profuse sweating and then panic. I could have sworn I was having a heart attack. It suddenly dawned on me, that this was the severe adverse reaction that "could" happen at any time during treatment with Copaxone. For most, it never happens at all. The "reaction" lasted about 15-20 minutes. I immediately called my Neurologist and Shared Solutions.
I can do it to myself, but I'd be terrified to do it to my fella. Yes, I think the pen will give you a little more comfort and flexibility when it comes to doing it yourself. And some of it just comes with time. But this is a big deal! You're now giving yourself the best chance at things. Take it easy this weekend.
In the really cold weather I have similar problems and especially when the temps go below 10º. The sweating thing and the heat in my back seems to come on no matter what the temp is. If I could live where it was 65-70º all the time I'd probably have an easier time of it. So far this winter, my symptoms are pretty mild even when I was out doors when the temp was around º. Copaxone? I'd like to think so. I too look at cause and effect of all these things. Such a mystery.
Maybe the time HAS come to move on from Copaxone? It's hard to see where it's helping right now. ***Vent all you want and then talk to yourself honestly to find out what reality is as anger fades, what is changable, what is acceptable, and what your minimum requirements for time and effort are. ***I miss our lunches and dinners and social time together. I wish we had met at a garden party instead of on an MS forum. I wish we both weren't being overcome by events.
I had broken out in a gross sweat, and thankfully once things eased off, I stopped sweating quite so much. Then my esophagus starts cramping... lovely! So I get up and get a glass of tea, and take all my medication, plus a flexaril and an ibuprofen. Then my skin starts itching - all over! I was itching so much that I was whimpering. I took a benadryl and tried not to scratch. Every time I did the itching got worse. My scalp was itching so much that I scratched my head constantly...
Yeah its very scary having to deal with giving myself a shot and the possible serious as well as uncomfortable side effects to contend with as well. I used to work in a pharmacy and I am very aware of drug reactions and side effects. I am a critical thinker and do not take what "people" or every "doctor" tells me at face value, I research and analyze information and then make an informed decision.
MY HEART WENT NUTS. I WAS SWEATING UP A STORM. I COULD NOT SLEEP BECAUSE MY HEART WAS THUMPING SO FAST AND HARD. I WAS SCARED AND MISERABLE. I SHOULD HAVE WENT TO THE E.R. BUT I KNEW IT WAS THE MEDICATION AND THAT IT WOULD WEAR OFF. I FIGHT THESE MEDICATION FEARS ALL OF THE TIME. I SUFFER IN PAIN BECAUSE I AM AFRAID OF PAIN MEDS. I GO TOO LONG WITH OUT AN ANTIBIOTIC BECAUSE I AM AFRAID OF AN ALLERGIC REACTION. I HAVE HAD MILD REACTIONS IN THE PAST. ANYONE ELSE HAVE THIS PROBLEM?
I had my first post injection reacion to copaxone yesterday. I have been on it for 1 1/2 months, since I was diagnosed with RRMS. It was just as shared solutions described it would be: trouble breathing, heart racing, sweating, dizziness, etc. It was much more scary than I expected. The worst part was that I was at work when it happened; I have to work a 12 hour shift once a week, so on that day I have to do it at work. SS said it would last 30 minutes.
I had to do a 24 hour monitor recently, will get results soon sweating then cold- and goosflesh with this at times, and it HURTS! Does yours hurt? I do have double vision, but long ago I was told that was due to migraines. See, I am now seeing how so many things were blamed on migraines all these years, hum... I have not had a MS protocol MRI. I do not show brainstem lesions yet, but my BAER was abnormal.. My spots are nonspecific in subcortical white matter and periventrical.
I have been very flexible my entire life I was in gymnastics for years and all of a sudden could not do the things that I use to and became very tight and very stiff! I started sweating for no reason at all my entire body would just become wet with sweat and I was always hotter then anyone else by at least 10 to 20 degrees. Even when I moved to Mammoth for a while and lived in a ski resort town I had my air conditioner on in the snow while everyone was freezing.
I am just wandering because when I feel like I'm going to faint, I start feeling a tingling, numb feeling in my left leg then in my left arm, sometimes in my spine with a cold chill then up my neck to my head and then I will start sweating and feel like I am going to pass out. I am new with this MS stuff I just haven't gotten better since my episode in September. I only have one lesion on my brain. They did put me on medication for low blood pressure but it doesn't seem to be helping.
late onset astma, weightloss, hay fever like symptoms, diarrhea and abdominal cramps with loss of blood, several pneumonias in the last few years, night sweating, and the neurological symptoms i have. I never heard of CSS untill someone told me about it and i recognized so much! An oral glucose tolerance test has not been performed, also no nerve biopsy.compression neuropathie is not very likely, but perhaps a DNA test would be helpful. Thank you a lot!
Then came the spinal tap, during which I went into emotional shock with the whole nine yards of shaking, sweating, hyperventilating, and was observed for shock after the procedure. Ever since then I've had the spells where I just feel like bursting into tears on a whim. Then the neuro hasn't even called with the results despite the fact they've been on his desk all week. This just adds to the whole mess.
Posted By Barb on April 21, 1999 at 09:46:58 I have had relapsing/remitting symptoms of MS since shortly after my first child was born in 1971. Vertigo, tingling/numbness, cramps in my feet and calves, mood changes/irritability, bladder incontinence, sudden falling, thumb tremor. There were more symptoms off and on, but I lived with it because nothing was too severe, and would always remit. Almost 2 years ago, things got much worse.
Posted By Barb on April 21, 1999 at 09:46:58 I have had relapsing/remitting symptoms of MS since shortly after my first child was born in 1971. Vertigo, tingling/numbness, cramps in my feet and calves, mood changes/irritability, bladder incontinence, sudden falling, thumb tremor. There were more symptoms off and on, but I lived with it because nothing was too severe, and would always remit. Almost 2 years ago, things got much worse.
tomorrow morning - teleconference follow up with my neuro, to update him and to discuss my recent MRI Fri - second PT appt for balance and re-conditioning. first appt went great, I did all balance exercises and I was sweating by the end of it! barely moving, just all that effort required in order not to tip over. I think its really goign to help. He gave me some stretch, strength and balance tasks to do at home too. In process of applying for CPP disability as directed by my LTD insurer.
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