I started Copaxone in May. At first, the idea of giving myself an injection 3 days a week was not going to be my cup of tea. Sure, I’ve taken and given myself allergy shots before this drug, but it was only once a week. I shouldn’t have really complained, I was happy that I was starting any kind of treatment.
Up until recently, the drug was working well and I had no problems with it. Then, last week, when I gave myself an injection, I automatically couldn’t breathe. As someone who also suffers from Asthma, my first instinct was to grab my inhaler and see if that would help. It didn’t. I thought I was going to die.
Turns out– I had a rare reaction to the drug. My neuro suggested I skip the following injection. I have not taken it since the reaction.
Anyone have any suggestions on what I should do or even, what I should look to take besides the injection?