Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I Changed my MS Treatments


I took the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) treatment Copaxone for one year but I had injection site irritations.  I knew about those irritations from when I had previously taken Betaseron in 1994.

I wanted to try Copaxone because several other MSer's that I knew, had good results while using it.

However, I had taken Avonex successfully for 11 years.....So why did I change when we are all so different?

Maybe it was the fact that Hubs gives me the injection since I compare it to a harpoon Ok it is a large needle......always lookin for meds with smaller needles.

I learned the old sayin of "If it ain't broke, then don't fix it" was true for me!  I am back to using Avonex which works for me.


Different subject that is not so technical:

I received this beautiful Christmas card from Anne at HotchPotch Ehhh?? in Denmark.....Anne shares the history of these beautiful weaved heart cards

20 comments:

Debbie said...

I don't know why we change things that are working OK. I guess we just think that the newer for us is always better. I have done the same (more times than I should be willing to admit) with my Fibro. I'm really glad you're back to what was working better.

And now, I have to click that link. I'm intrigued by the title of the blog!

Sandra said...

a truly beautiful card. hope you get the meds how you want and need them and with teeny tiny needles.

Andaje said...

You don't get an autoinjector, when you get the Avonex?? If I hadn't had one of those, I would never have been able to take the Avonex. Sadly Avonex did not help me, which is why I switched to Tysabri - luckily that seems to work.
Happy that you liked the card and that it arrived in time for Christmas.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

How often do you have to do the injections? I've never given myself a shot. I think I'd be okay with it though.

The Elephant's Child said...

I am still (dinosaur that I am) on Betaferon. I do get injection site marks, but just ignore them. It makes it easier not to use the same spot when said spot is purple. Hope returning to Avonex works for you.

Karen said...

Hi Kim,

Isn't that a beautiful card from Anne!
I didn't know you were on MS meds. I am happy that it is working for you.

Ginny said...

That is a beautiful and unusual card!! You are right, everyone is different. What is good for one person is sometimes not good for the other. I, also, am of the opinion, don't mess with a good thing. I'm glad you are back on your old faithful treatment!

Sarah (Nikki) said...

I agree that if somethings working it's better to leave it alone. Glad you're back to what works and nice card.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Kim, Glad you have changed back to the other medication--and like you said, IF it ain't broke, don't fix it!!!!!

Beautiful card from Denmark. That is awesome.
Hugs,
Betsy

My Journey With Candida said...

My Hubs always says that... If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It. I guess we should go with our heart and listen.

Chatty Crone said...

Hey it was good to try and now you have just confirmed you are on the right track. sandie

Karen said...

Beautiful card...

Glad your meds are back to normal...they change my dad's diabetic meds quite often and usually he ends up going back to what he originally took....

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Sounds like Avonex is tried and true for you! Lovely card, that.

That corgi :) said...

That is a beautiful card! Such talent she has! Good that you figured to go back on what worked before for meds.

betty

Small Kucing said...

I really hate needles and i agree with you "If it aint broke, then done fix it".

SueAnn said...

It is the aged old story..."the grass is greener on the other side"...and when we get there...it is no greener than where we were to begin with. Ha!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Deborah said...

I always say that, why fix it if it isn't broken! I cringed when you said your husband sticks you with the harpoon...
That's a nice card! Pretty!
xxoo
Deborah

Sextant said...

I am one of the lucky ones that have had no repeat attacks since 1985. As you say if it ain't broke, don't fix it, so I don't take anything. Occasionally I will see something in the literature that stabilized people should still be treating it with drugs. No thank you, I'll take my chances.

The medical / pharmaceutical industry seems to believe that our livers are infinite in capacity.

Marissa @Life On Our Side Of The Mountain said...

Kim I agree with you - "If it ain't broke, then don't fix it"
I always dread those big harpoon needles, too.

That is a very sweet card!

Clare said...

I started on betaferon, then avonex then capaxone but sadly I had terrible site reactions even though treatment was working.
I have not injected for a year or so now but had multiple relaspes :(

Oh well I am still smiling.

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