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Avonex shot allergic reaction?
freckles1963 posted:
Hi there......I have had MS for 6 yrs now and have been on the Avonex shot the whole time. Just these last 2 months my whole body aches and hurts to move and it is getting worse day by day and I am getting scared that something is really wrong now? One of my Neuro Drs thinks it may be an allergic reaction to the shot? Does this sound possible after so many yrs? I am really bad off.......can hardly walk now and they r going to get me in on Monday some how squeeze me in to see my Primary Dr. One Neuro Dr wants me to skip my next shot to see if that helps with the awful pain....

thanks for listening!
Rory26312 responded:
Hi Annie

I have been on Avonex since my diagnosis eleven years ago and have never had your sort of problem with it.

Have you had your Avonex anti-bodies checked lately it is possible that your body is processing the Avonex wrong. I presume that blood liver work is done every three months and normal , if it is not then you should change treatments anyway.

Have the done MRI's to see if there is progress in the MS liasion load as it is possible that the MS is causing all this, again if this is the case you need to change.

Personally I would consider changing no matter what . There are many other options so why suffer if it is avoidable.

Hope this helps


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