52 patient evaluations for Betaseron

buterfly26
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buterfly26
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Jun 26, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: After I learned how to give myself the injections it has been smooth. I do use a shot device so I don't have to look at the needle going into my body. I just have to remember to take it every other day, and that took some time, but now it is just part of my routine. I am conscious about taking it because I is told it would slow the progression of the disease.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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UfieDufie
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UfieDufie
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Jun 20, 2014 (Started Dec 15, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little

May 15, 2014 (Started Dec 15, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: Make sure to take something like tylenol before injecting. It doesn't take all the side effects of flu like symptoms away but it can make them less. Sadly for me nothing seem to take those kind of symptoms away and I felt like hell every time I injected. It was why I had to stop this medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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tlheyne
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tlheyne
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 59
Condition: Transverse Myelitis 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Transverse Myelitis

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Mar 9, 2014 (Started Apr 16, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: I found that it helped with burning in my feet and legs and an overall feeling of well-being and alertness.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Feel lousy, Flu like symptoms, Bruising, Injection site pain, Fatigue

Jul 18, 2009 (Started Apr 16, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: They have a patient assistance program to help you if you can't afford the Betaseron. I pay $75 for a 3 month supply.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Feel lousy, Flu like symptoms, Bruising, Injection site pain, Fatigue

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sick of being sick
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sick of being sick
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I have:
MS

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Jun 1, 2013 (Started Mar 01, 2001)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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grllongoria
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grllongoria
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: mild
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Apr 29, 2013 (Started Jun 15, 2001)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: I had no new lesions while on the Betaseron. Never was in hospital for a excerbation. But I was ready for a change tried of waking up every morning feeling crappy. What to wake up and feel rested, do things, go places, drive again without my foot falling off gas pedal. I am trying another therapy to see if this one will help me accomplish my goals!!!!!!
Cost: $200+ monthly

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freka
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freka
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 39
Condition: POTS 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
POTS

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Oct 22, 2012 (Started Dec 15, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Cost: < $25 monthly

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dschipman
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dschipman
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Feb 12, 2012 (Started Apr 14, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 0.25 mg every other day
Cost: < $25 monthly

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patioshea
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patioshea
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: None
Overall: Mild
Cognition: mild
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Oct 15, 2011 (Started Jan 16, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day

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trey06
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trey06
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: mild
I am: n
I have:
MS

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May 28, 2011 (Started Jul 14, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 0.3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I could not get over the flu like symptoms, And injection site reactions.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Injection site pain, Feel lousy, Sleep problems, Bruising, Fever, Flu like symptoms

Mar 14, 2009 (Started Jul 14, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 0.3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Its effect on My lesions is Great! thats all I care about If it slows the MS that makes it worth it!!
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Injection site pain, Feel lousy, Sleep problems, Bruising, Fever, Flu like symptoms

Feb 7, 2009 (Started Jul 14, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 0.3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am pretty skinny and have a hard time getting the shot in the fatty tissue so i think thats why i have the reactions. Make sure you pull the needle out after all the medicine is in.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Injection site pain, Feel lousy, Sleep problems, Bruising, Fever, Flu like symptoms

Dec 6, 2008 (Started Jul 14, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My Doctor dosnt know why my flu like symptoms are not going away but I have the symptom the day after my Injection, I use a pain releiver actimeniphen 30 min. before my shot.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Injection site pain, Feel lousy, Sleep problems, Bruising, Fever, Flu like symptoms

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Farmer in WI
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Farmer in WI
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: severe
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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May 10, 2011 (Started May 14, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Side effects: Flu like symptoms, Bruising, Injection site pain

Aug 12, 2009 (Started May 14, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: Give it a chance. The flu symptoms are not so bad if you take tylenol.
Side effects: Flu like symptoms, Bruising, Injection site pain

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