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    Reaction after 15+ years

    I've been on Copaxone over 15 years, first 20 mg daily and the 40mg was approved (5 years ago or so).
    Yesterday I had my first reaction. It last less 5 minutes and was flushing - red face and chest and feeling warm - nothing else. I laid down and turned on the ceiling fan.
    Is it likely I will have another reaction?
    My MRI last month did show a new cervical lesion. Neuro said not to change med (I really don't want to but didn't mention that) I have had new tingling on my left side.

    Good question. I don't know the answer.

    I've had MS for almost 17 years. Was on Betaseron first. Have been Copaxone since 2008. Never had a reaction yet.
    ~ Faith
    MSWorld Volunteer -- Moderator since JUN2012
    (now a Mimibug)

    Symptoms began in JAN02
    - Dx with RRMS in OCT03, following 21 months of limbo, ruling out lots of other dx, and some "probable stroke" and "probable CNS" dx for awhile.
    - In 2008, I was back in limbo briefly, then re-dx w/ MS: JUL08

    - Betaseron NOV03-AUG08; Copaxone20 SEPT08-APR15; Copaxone40 APR15-present
    - Began receiving SSDI / LTD NOV08. Not employed. I volunteer in my church and community.