Life with MS & EDS

July 28, 2011

Goodbye Rebif

Filed under: Uncategorized — by mseds @ 8:12 pm
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In a modest white house,

There was a fridge with blue containers

Stocked with hated Rebif shots

and a woman sick of dealing with…


Evenings wasted each week – three

The need to drink water til the constant need to pee


Heat packs and popping two Aleve

Itchy shot spots nothing could relieve


Shot spots that were also black and blue

Constant fears of waking with the flu


An auto-injector that’s too powerful

A medicine’s whose effectiveness is rather doubtful


Goodbye hate and fear.

Goodbye drinking til my pee is clear.


Goodbye Aleve.

Goodbye time thieve.


Goodbye auto-injector contraptions.

Goodbye injection site reactions.


Goodbye flu-like side effects.

Goodbye mounting skin defects.


Goodbye six full sharps containers that live on top of my fridge.

(Oh wait, I’m stuck with those since no one will take them from me!)




Here I come, Gilenya! Hope you and I get along well!

(Obviously inspired by, “Goodnight Moon”)



  1. Welcome to Gilenya! As a clinical trial participant, I began in 2009 and love it still. I’m über-excited for you!


    Comment by AnneP — July 28, 2011 @ 8:52 pm

  2. I’m so glad to hear it went well for you! I sure hope I have the same experience. I’m looking forward to 6 hours tomorrow with no other responsibilities other than to sit there! I’m packing my bag full of things to do instead of taking my last Rebif shot. I’d love to hear any tips or words of wisdom if you have any to share.

    Comment by mseds — July 28, 2011 @ 8:59 pm

  3. Good luck with Gilenya. It sounds as though saying goodbye to Ribief was very easy. I am just sorry you had to go through it in the first place. Take care.

    Comment by Achelois — July 29, 2011 @ 6:21 pm

  4. Thanks! I’m so thrilled to be off of Rebif!

    Comment by mseds — August 4, 2011 @ 1:46 pm

  5. Fabulous poem!

    Comment by Judy — August 4, 2011 @ 11:35 pm

  6. Thanks!

    Comment by mseds — August 5, 2011 @ 5:42 am

  7. I’m excited for you!

    Comment by Nicole Clark Lemelle — August 16, 2011 @ 11:58 pm

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