Tomorrow is the start of Copaxone.
It really does take a long time to get started. You don't just get a prescription, fill it, and start.
My doctor needs to fill out the prescription related paperwork, as does my pharmacy, and insurance company. Then I have to special order the prescription and wait for that to arrive. Once I have that, I call the support team for Copaxone, speak to a nurse a few times, wait for package from them. Once I get the package, I wait for a call from a local nurse who comes to train me on the injections.
She's coming tomorrow.
A few weeks ago I was so nervous about starting Copaxone. Now, after all this waiting, I just want to do it. Shove that first needle in and be done with it.
I am very impatient - in all aspects of life. But with this - the impatience has actually helped calm my anxiety.
It's been nice being needle-free for 3 weeks. But my fatigue has become much worse. It's a permanent I-could-drop-to-the-floor-right-now-and-sleep kind of tired that wasn't there while I was on Rebif. Despite all the negative reactions from it, obviously something was working.
And now, fingers crossed that Copaxone will work - in all aspects of its capabilities.
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