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    Cara
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Relapse: Severe
    Sensation: Moderate
    Overall: Moderate
    Cognition: moderate
    Vision: none
    Speech: moderate
    Swallowing: moderate
    Upper limb: moderate
    Walking: moderate
    I am: n
    I have:
    MS

    Cara updated the condition Chronic Kidney Disease

    • First symptom:
    • Diagnosis:

    Due to the regular use high dose steroids and NSAIDS over the last 8 years, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Kidney disease. I am on a low sodium, low fat diet and increase in water intake to avoid dehydration and exercise. The MS is fine, just the regular aches & pains. I have good doctors who are keeping everything under control. I cannot take any DMD's as I have had bad side effects with every one. The last one was Avonex which I took for 6 months and had 4 heart attacks. Biogen confirmed it was a rare side effect and I shouldn't take it. No problem. Take care all.

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    Cara
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Relapse: Severe
    Sensation: Moderate
    Overall: Moderate
    Cognition: moderate
    Vision: none
    Speech: moderate
    Swallowing: moderate
    Upper limb: moderate
    Walking: moderate
    I am: n
    I have:
    MS

    Cara decreased her Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) dosage

    10000 intl units daily (was 15000 intl units daily until ) Dosage10000 intl units daily (was 15000 intl units daily until )
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    Cara
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Relapse: Severe
    Sensation: Moderate
    Overall: Moderate
    Cognition: moderate
    Vision: none
    Speech: moderate
    Swallowing: moderate
    Upper limb: moderate
    Walking: moderate
    I am: n
    I have:
    MS

    Cara shared details about Lasix

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    Cara
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Relapse: Severe
    Sensation: Moderate
    Overall: Moderate
    Cognition: moderate
    Vision: none
    Speech: moderate
    Swallowing: moderate
    Upper limb: moderate
    Walking: moderate
    I am: n
    I have:
    MS

    Cara updated the condition GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)

    • First symptom:
    • Diagnosis:
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    Cara
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Relapse: Severe
    Sensation: Moderate
    Overall: Moderate
    Cognition: moderate
    Vision: none
    Speech: moderate
    Swallowing: moderate
    Upper limb: moderate
    Walking: moderate
    I am: n
    I have:
    MS

    Cara updated her bio

    My name is Cara and I do my best to remain positive and keep on smiling.  
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    Cara
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Relapse: Severe
    Sensation: Moderate
    Overall: Moderate
    Cognition: moderate
    Vision: none
    Speech: moderate
    Swallowing: moderate
    Upper limb: moderate
    Walking: moderate
    I am: n
    I have:
    MS

    Cara updated her basic information

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    Cara
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Relapse: Severe
    Sensation: Moderate
    Overall: Moderate
    Cognition: moderate
    Vision: none
    Speech: moderate
    Swallowing: moderate
    Upper limb: moderate
    Walking: moderate
    I am: n
    I have:
    MS

    Cara is having a severe relapse

    Started

    Home treatment - 5 days IVSM. Heat related relapse.

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    Cara
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Relapse: Severe
    Sensation: Moderate
    Overall: Moderate
    Cognition: moderate
    Vision: none
    Speech: moderate
    Swallowing: moderate
    Upper limb: moderate
    Walking: moderate
    I am: n
    I have:
    MS

    Cara had a severe relapse

    Dates
    -

    Hospitalized for 6 days. Heat related relapse. 5 days IVSM.

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    Cara
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Relapse: Severe
    Sensation: Moderate
    Overall: Moderate
    Cognition: moderate
    Vision: none
    Speech: moderate
    Swallowing: moderate
    Upper limb: moderate
    Walking: moderate
    I am: n
    I have:
    MS

    Cara had a severe relapse

    Dates
    -

    I was hospitalized for 12 days. Heat related relapse 6 days IVSM. Sent home with an infection, returned within 15 hours and had 6 more days of IVSM.

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    Cara
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Relapse: Severe
    Sensation: Moderate
    Overall: Moderate
    Cognition: moderate
    Vision: none
    Speech: moderate
    Swallowing: moderate
    Upper limb: moderate
    Walking: moderate
    I am: n
    I have:
    MS

    Cara completed the MSRS survey

    • MSRS: 57
    • Moderate disability that requires some help from others Cognition
    • No symptoms or disability in the specific area Vision
    • Mild disability but not requiring help from others Speech
    • Mild disability but not requiring help from others Swallowing
    • Moderate disability that requires some help from others Upper limb
    • Moderate disability that requires some help from others Walking
    • Moderate disability that requires some help from others Sensation
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    Cara
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Relapse: Severe
    Sensation: Moderate
    Overall: Moderate
    Cognition: moderate
    Vision: none
    Speech: moderate
    Swallowing: moderate
    Upper limb: moderate
    Walking: moderate
    I am: n
    I have:
    MS

    Cara completed the MSRS survey for

    • MSRS: 50
    • Moderate disability that requires some help from others Cognition
    • No symptoms or disability in the specific area Vision
    • Mild disability but not requiring help from others Speech
    • No symptoms or disability in the specific area Swallowing
    • Moderate disability that requires some help from others Upper limb
    • Moderate disability that requires some help from others Walking
    • Moderate disability that requires some help from others Sensation
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    Cara
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Relapse: Severe
    Sensation: Moderate
    Overall: Moderate
    Cognition: moderate
    Vision: none
    Speech: moderate
    Swallowing: moderate
    Upper limb: moderate
    Walking: moderate
    I am: n
    I have:
    MS

    Cara completed the MSRS survey for

    • MSRS: 75
    • Total disability and help always required Cognition
    • No symptoms or disability in the specific area Vision
    • Moderate disability that requires some help from others Speech
    • Moderate disability that requires some help from others Swallowing
    • Moderate disability that requires some help from others Upper limb
    • Total disability and help always required Walking
    • Total disability and help always required Sensation
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    Cara
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Relapse: Severe
    Sensation: Moderate
    Overall: Moderate
    Cognition: moderate
    Vision: none
    Speech: moderate
    Swallowing: moderate
    Upper limb: moderate
    Walking: moderate
    I am: n
    I have:
    MS

    Cara added a treatment evaluation for Avonex from

    • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: None
    • Side Effects: Severe
    • Adherence: Always
    • Burden: Somewhat
    • Dosage: 30 mcg Daily
    • Advice & Tips: I took Avonex for 6 months. I had 4 heart attacks within that period. I only had a minor blockage which my doctors say couldn't have caused them. Biogen confirmed Heart Attacks and Congestive Heart Failure were one of the side effects. Biogen strongly encouraged me to stop taking it.
    I took Avonex for 6 months. I had 4 heart attacks within that period. I only had a minor blockage which my doctors say couldn't have caused them. Biogen confirmed Heart Attacks and Congestive Heart Failure were one of the side effects. Biogen strongly encouraged me to stop taking it.
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    Cara
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Relapse: Severe
    Sensation: Moderate
    Overall: Moderate
    Cognition: moderate
    Vision: none
    Speech: moderate
    Swallowing: moderate
    Upper limb: moderate
    Walking: moderate
    I am: n
    I have:
    MS

    Cara shared details about Avonex

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    Cara
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Relapse: Severe
    Sensation: Moderate
    Overall: Moderate
    Cognition: moderate
    Vision: none
    Speech: moderate
    Swallowing: moderate
    Upper limb: moderate
    Walking: moderate
    I am: n
    I have:
    MS

    Cara completed the MSRS survey

    • MSRS: 46
    • Mild disability but not requiring help from others Cognition
    • Mild disability but not requiring help from others Vision
    • Aware of symptoms but no functional disability Speech
    • Aware of symptoms but no functional disability Swallowing
    • Moderate disability that requires some help from others Upper limb
    • Mild disability but not requiring help from others Walking
    • Mild disability but not requiring help from others Sensation
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    Cara
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Relapse: Severe
    Sensation: Moderate
    Overall: Moderate
    Cognition: moderate
    Vision: none
    Speech: moderate
    Swallowing: moderate
    Upper limb: moderate
    Walking: moderate
    I am: n
    I have:
    MS

    Cara updated her weight

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    Cara
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Relapse: Severe
    Sensation: Moderate
    Overall: Moderate
    Cognition: moderate
    Vision: none
    Speech: moderate
    Swallowing: moderate
    Upper limb: moderate
    Walking: moderate
    I am: n
    I have:
    MS

    Cara added a treatment evaluation for Prevacid

    • Perceived effectiveness for Duodenal Ulcer: Major
    • Perceived effectiveness for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease): Major
    • Side Effects: None
    • Adherence: Always
    • Burden: Not at all
    • Dosage: 30 mg Daily
    • Cost: < $25 monthly
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    Cara
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Relapse: Severe
    Sensation: Moderate
    Overall: Moderate
    Cognition: moderate
    Vision: none
    Speech: moderate
    Swallowing: moderate
    Upper limb: moderate
    Walking: moderate
    I am: n
    I have:
    MS

    Cara added a treatment evaluation for Zantac 150 from

    • Perceived effectiveness for Duodenal Ulcer: None
    • Side Effects: None
    • Adherence: Always
    • Burden: Not at all
    • Dosage: 300 mg Daily
    • Cost: < $25 monthly
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    Cara
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Relapse: Severe
    Sensation: Moderate
    Overall: Moderate
    Cognition: moderate
    Vision: none
    Speech: moderate
    Swallowing: moderate
    Upper limb: moderate
    Walking: moderate
    I am: n
    I have:
    MS

    Cara added a treatment evaluation for Plavix from

    • Perceived effectiveness for Heart Attack: Major
    • Side Effects: None
    • Adherence: Always
    • Burden: Not at all
    • Dosage: 75 mg Daily
    • Cost: $50-99 monthly
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    Cara
    Sex: F
    Data Quality: 2 stars
    Relapse: Severe
    Sensation: Moderate
    Overall: Moderate
    Cognition: moderate
    Vision: none
    Speech: moderate
    Swallowing: moderate
    Upper limb: moderate
    Walking: moderate
    I am: n
    I have:
    MS

    Cara updated her symptoms

    Acid reflux BetterAcid reflux, Acne breakout, Anxious mood, Balance problems, Bladder problems See more
    Elevated blood pressure WorseElevated blood pressure, Sexual dysfunction
    moderate ModerateHeartburn
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