Jun 192005

I remember that when I first started taking the Rebif (right after my diagnosis) that I would never miss an injection. Things have changed over the last year. First, is that things are going to be OK regardless of the MS or medication – not to say the MS doesn’t frustrate the *&^% out of me sometimes. The second is that I have lost confidence in the treatment. I am confident that it is working, but missing an injection here or there isn’t going to break the bank. Heck I’ll skip injections mid-exacerbation, something else I never would have done in the beginning. I did get the pleasure of getting to answer the questions regarding missed injections in my last MS survey. Not surprising they included the exact reasons that I always skip injections (other then memory which wasn’t the case in a long time):

  • Fatigue
  • Did not feel like taking injections

The other choices were:

  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Tired of taking injections
  • Did not refill
  • No one available to administer the injection
  • Forgot to administer injection [Definitely has happened in the past!]
  • Skin reaction
  • Headache
  • Financial reasons
  • Injection anxiety
  • Depression
  • Dosing schedule inconvenient / difficult
  • Not sure about treatment benefits
  • Pregnant or planning to become pregnant [Probably not in my near future!]
  • Pain at injection site
  • Did not feel like taking injections
  • Weakness
 Posted by at 9:23 pm

  One Response to “Injection Attitude”

  1. I’ve missed several in a row due to the refill not arriving when They said it would. The only drawback to missing several is that I have to start all over again getting acclimated to the stuff. I also don’t have a lot of confidence that Rebif, or any other CRAB is doing any good at all. My neuro expressed his doubts that they did anything. He said there’s no harm, so you may as well take it. Maybe Rebif is why my disease has progressed so slowly, or maybe it would have progressed on this course anyway. No way to know.
    I also like your attitude that “things are going to be OK regardless of the MS or medication.” True that.

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