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Hi, I’m Kim! This site provides a little insight to my journey of being diagnosised with Remitting Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis on October 26th 2004. I review books and documentaries, post MS-related news, and share my photos.

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Sunday, April 1, 2007
Slight change

2007-04-01 10:38:24

So, I heard from Beth in Ottawa
about starting on a slightly different clinical trial for Fingolimod. This trial
is testing Avonex against Fingolimod. So it means that I would take a weekly
injection and a daily oral pill and no possibility of taking nothing. They are
still testing 2 doses (1.25mg and .50mg) so 66% chance of being on the Fingolimod
and only 33% chance of getting the Avonex. I think I would choose this one over
the straight Fingolimod only trial that I was first looking at. So, from a health
perspective at least I would be taking some form of preventitive med and this
trial is one year long. BUT, and the huge but, is that I will have to bite the
bullet and get over my inexplicable aversion to injections. You see, I'm one
of those people. I have for a majority of my life fainted when having to give
blood or get vaccines ect. I even fainted when i got my ears pierced! And yet,
I worked for many years and did my schooling to work in Vet hospitals so I used
to give injections all the time in my daily job! It's rather embarrassing and
pathetic that today as a 30 year old adult I still have this same unreasonable
emotional reaction to the damn needle when it comes to me! Any Avonex folk out
there have any suggetions? Does the emotional reaction to giving yourself an
injection go away over time and practice?