I was just diagnosed at the beginning of April and yesterday was my first Rebif injection. I was VERY scared. After the nurse showed me everything, I did my first injection. I was pleasantly surprised that I didn't even feel the needle, and thought it didn't go in. It did, but since it didn't hurt, was a BONUS! I am now afraid of the side effects. I have suffered from chronic depression for most of my life, and have been on a medication that has worked for about 10 years now. I've been to the bottom of the barrel before, and I don't want to go there ever again. I'm afraid that this will be a side effect that I can't deal with. I did not feel any flu-like symptoms or anything, but only took the 8.8 mcg dose. I was not looking forward to starting this therapy, as once I started, I will have to take it the rest of my life. I was great when I got the MS diagnosis, but I think it was just a "FINALLY YOU KNOW WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME" feeling. Now, I think it's hitting me, and I am having trouble with accepting that I HAVE MS! I'm sure I'll be better in time, but this is just a rough time right now. I just PRAY that I don't get serious depression, which is my biggest fear! Any suggestions?
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