I started getting freaked out reading other people’s first shot reactions on the Facebook Kesimpta group. I thank Sherry for commenting on my Kesimpta delivery blog and telling me about the group but it didn’t help my nerves. Thankfully, I had a video conference with my neurologist yesterday. She explained Kesimpta is nothing like the interferon shots that I took for the first 12 years. The shots that still give me those horrible flashbacks that are causing all this fear. https://multipleexperiences.org/2021/09/03/kesimpta-delivery-scheduled/. My doctor doesn’t think I should have any side effects. I’ve been on Ocrevus or Rituxan https://multipleexperiences.org/2021/02/26/ocrevus-vs-rituxan/ for the last 5 years. My B cells are depleted. I usually didn’t have major side effects from my infusion other than being tired. Mostly the steroids that I had to take messed me up for the first week. Then I just took time to rebuild my energy again. She did agree with me to pre-medicate with Tylenol and Benadryl. I felt a little better about doing the shot after I got off the call.
5:30 pm I took 2 Benadryl and 3 Tylenol 6:30 pm I did the Kesimpta injection.
I must say I normally did all my injections in my stomach. This time at the last second I switched to my left thigh. I must say I truthfully didn’t feel a thing as far as needles go. I am definitely happy to report that. Hopefully I don’t get a reaction site issue that will interfere with my Bionic Gym. That would make me super annoyed especially because I changed location at last minute. Now I can only wait and see how the night goes.
It could’ve been the Tylenol or the Benadryl, but I had absolutely no reaction to the shot. Going about my day as usual.