My “get up and go” has been gone for quite some time. Coupled with ongoing fatigue I managed to skip 3 consecutive injections. I suppose my taking them right before bed is not the best choice if you’re suffering from a lack of motivation and fatigue. This was also a record number of skipped injections for me, which meant I knew when I resumed that I was going to have the “flu-like symptoms” again.
On Saturday, I decided to bite the bullet and resume the Rebif. I decided to take it in the morning so the chills didn’t interfere with my precious sleep! 😉 I guess nothing like a blazing hot summer day to keep the chills away because they never came. Unfortunately, six hours after the injection my hands got very stiff and I got mild vertigo/dizziness. I blamed it on the fact that I had done some physical work helping some friends load some furniture in their truck. I thought all would be fine when I got back in my car and get cooled off with the AC. Quite to my dismay that did not happen, and when I got home I was was running a 100.4 degree fever. Well that certainly explained the vertigo and hand stiffness. Unfortunately, 600mg of Ibuprofen didn’t really help at all, and it took another 6 hours to get back to normal. Hopefully no more skipping 3 consecutive injections! I have trouble remembering the initial days with the Rebif, but I’m guessing this was on par with those!