Took a 3rd 40 mg Copaxone shot and still have big welts from the other two. Chose the left thigh for this shot and the manual injection method. Used heat first, alcohol, let the alcohol swab dry, make sure there are NO drops on the end of the needle and injected slowly over about 10 seconds. Immediately iced the spot. No real pain whatsoever.
Years ago when I was taking daily Copaxone, I accidentally injected into a muscle (or something) that put my hip into spasms. Seriously BAD! I will try to ensure I do not do that again!
I hope that the welts go away. I chose Copaxone again because I think I can deal with the site reactions over time vs liver enzyme problems or feeling like a I have the flu. I've never tried anything but Copaxone. Never notice many other side-effects except a little nausea after my first injection. Subsided within a few hours.
I've been creating digital art over the past few months (and traditional art in the form of abstracts - acrylic on canvas). This is new for me and is therapy. I'm a musician but not feeling very musical with sore hands (finger spasms, trigger fingers) and fatigue. I was a drummer, played guitar and sang. Also not liking the quality of my voice. I have found a new artistic outlet. I love mid-century modern "mid mod" so my digital abstracts and digital cats can take that flair. Just sharing my most recent.