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I will write more about my weekend and week so far as well as post some ballooning photos when I get a moment. In the mean time, this is a mindless TMI post mainly for my own reference:

I have switched back from using the Autoject2 to inject the Copaxone to doing it by hand with just the syringe. It is faster and easier and I seem (so far and definitely in the past) to get less of a site reaction. I will see how things go this time...



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Aug. 10th, 2007 02:47 am (UTC)
Yeah - the Autoject2. ;-p
Aug. 10th, 2007 04:20 am (UTC)
Unfortunately, the type of auto-injector used for something is very dependant on the medication itself, and how it's prepared (i.e. what type of syrings, what type of needle). The only one that'll work correctly for the Copaxone was the one she was using.
Aug. 10th, 2007 04:21 am (UTC)
Good luck! I bet the site reactions will be better for you doing them by hand. I swear, mine had gotten so bad because of the sheer force to AutoJect used to get the darn thing into my skin!
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Aug. 10th, 2007 09:44 am (UTC)
Oh that must have been nice to control the force at least!! The AutoJect, you hit the button, it goes *jab*. Ow. I actually do Avonex now, which is the intramuscular one, and I'd rather stick myself with that by hand than go back to an autoinjector!

Yeah, the medication itself really does make a difference on how it feels going into the body. Unfortunately, yes, Copaxone is one of the stingy ones. :/
Aug. 10th, 2007 11:48 am (UTC)
I still have to use the autoject2 if I need to jab my arms or somewhere else that I cannot reach with both hands to both pinch and jab...
Aug. 10th, 2007 11:47 am (UTC)
Yup - sometimes it does really sting!

It is great when my US LJ PwMS friends are awake to help out my AUS RL friends while I am asleep! ;-p
Aug. 10th, 2007 11:45 am (UTC)
Well, I originally (for the first 2 years or so of using Copaxone) used to inject by hand, syringe only. I had started to use the autoject2 because, even though it does take a while to load and unload, it was easier to inject if I was feeling at all blurry (which I had been a *lot*). Now I am less blurry I feel confident enough to do it by hand again.
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