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    I've taken three shots of the 40mg now, and so far so good. there isn't really any noticeable difference I do still get the lumps under the skin. They are bigger lumps with the 40mg but so far they have been going away quicker.

    I Hope that continues as I have lumps and bumps, all over me from the daily shots, and large indentations on both arms.

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    Good for you. I hope things go well for you with this new therapy.
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    This is such good news! Having fewer lumps and dents is a definite plus.
    MS diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2002-2005. Copaxone 6/07 - 5/10.
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    I'm glad for you. I take no MS drugs, but if I did, Copaxone would be my choice. I hope you do well with it.
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    Smile So what's wrong with lumps??

    Really, I hope all goes well for you. I took Betaseron, then Avonex and finally copaxone. I am grateful that there was that hope offered. When I was first diagnosed there was nothing!

    Keep us posted.
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    I did Avonex and Rebif. Those side effects were worse for sure, plus I was having more and worsening exacerbations on them than I ever had before or after. I can handle the lumps and bumps from the Copaxone, but I wish the indentations were on my hips instead of my arms...I could use a little less hip.....LOL

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    I've heard of quite a few people opting out of the arm injection sites and doing more injections in the abdominal area instead. It's all right to do that even though Shared Solutions will probably say something like, "Well, we don't recommend it." A doctor or nurse will tell you it's really all right as long as you aren't injecting in the same spot in an injection area too often.

    I had a chart when I was on Copaxone. I put in the dates when I used each spot, and each spot was blocked off on the chart. I had a chart for the abdomen, one for each arm, one for each thigh, one for each hip. Towards the end I was using the abdominal area for the shots that should have been done in the arm.

    I don't know if you can see this, but this is the type of chart:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Copa...%253AANd9GcTmH

    I had fewer problems with the arms when using the autoject device.
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    yes agate I have that chart. They sent a nurse to do a refresher, She mapped sites for me to avoid the lumps under the skin. She told me to still use the arms two inches on either side of the indent, but I'm giving up on the arms. I have plenty of other "real estate" I can use that's always covered.

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    I start Copaxone Nuevo in 4 weeks.
    My arms are comparatively puny to the other site areas
    so I'll probably inject arms only half as often as recommended.

    3x a week with a choice of 35 plus injection sites….
    that should be ok.

    Only arm injections have made me feel strangely
    ill from pain.

    3x a week with a choice of 35 plus injection sites….
    I think that should be ok.

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    good luck renee. There are plenty of other sites to use. The best sites are the ones with the most meat on them.

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