... bruised looking. She has only been on the medication for 9 days. Massage the area was suggested, is that correct? I read that heat before and ice pack after injection would help. Has anyone had these same problems?
27 Jan 2011
When you were trained for injecting the copaxone, you should have been instructed to rub the injection site the following day prior to giving the next injection. You are not suppose to rub the site immediately after injection but 24 hours post injection. The purpose of this is to rub out the hardened tissue and therefore prevent long term induration (hardening of tissue). Yes. Massaging the area is absolutely the correct answer. And warm heat prior to administration and ice pack post injection is absolutely correct. I have been on Copaxone for 6 years now. I made the mistake of not massaging the tissue the following day and now my stomach when scanned looks like a diabetic. LOL :) Good luck with your daughter. Hope this helps
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