38 patient evaluations for MRI

talltimber
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talltimber
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
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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Mar 18, 2011 (Started Jul 28, 1992)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Brain lesions: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: If clostrophobic, take a valium or lorazapam pill before MRI. Listen to taped music, if available to relax.

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hummingbird
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hummingbird
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Nov 2, 2010 (Started Dec 13, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: I had an MRI with contrast on Oct 29th 2010. The following day I was unusually tired. I wondered if the gadolinium used for the contrast caused my unwillingness to get out of bed.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

Jan 31, 2009 (Started Dec 13, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: I was in the ASSERT study, which ended a year early. I was in the Copaxone + high dose oral steroid arm. The prednisone dose was 1250mg for 5 days in a row every 4 months. I took all the prednisone as directed, but missed some Copaxone injections. I found that at the end of 4 months I was dragging, then I took the prednisone for 5 days. I would generally feel bad for 1 week after the steroids, but that got better with each pulse. Then I would have a normal energy level for quite some time, so the negative factors were outweighed by the positive. The ASSERT study ended early because there was no effect seen with the steroid arm, thats what they say. The nurse said that so many people lost jobs and their insurance they could not afford the Copaxone and dropped out of the study. **Advice: if you are going to commit to a study, the study drug should be provided at no cost to you. In ASSERT prednisone was labelled the study drug**
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

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

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Jul 23, 2010 (Started Mar 27, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Brain lesions: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Yearly

Feb 19, 2010 (Started Mar 27, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Brain lesions: None
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Yearly

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joandoe
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joandoe
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: severe
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Jul 18, 2010 (Started Jan 23, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Yearly
Advice & Tips: If you are claustraphobic, ask for an "open-air" MRI. Otherwise, the MRI machines are like tubes. A typical MRI is fairly expensive...so shop around because some centers are less expensive. However, most insurance companies cover an MRI as a diagnostic procedure in determining the location of and/or further progression of plaques/lesions in the brain and spine.

Nov 21, 2008 (Started Jan 23, 1995)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Yearly
Advice & Tips: MRIs are very expensive so if you need one, make sure your insurance covers it.

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sista
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sista
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Mar 12, 2010 (Started Oct 22, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: get when needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Muscle soreness, Headaches, Back pain

Jan 15, 2010 (Started Oct 22, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Get when needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Muscle soreness, Headaches, Back pain

Dec 12, 2009 (Started Oct 22, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Get when needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Muscle soreness, Headaches, Back pain

Nov 13, 2009 (Started Oct 22, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: get when needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Muscle soreness, Headaches, Back pain

Oct 12, 2009 (Started Oct 22, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: get when needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Muscle soreness, Headaches, Back pain

Sep 17, 2009 (Started Oct 22, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: get when needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Muscle soreness, Headaches, Back pain

Aug 21, 2009 (Started Oct 22, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: get when needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Muscle soreness, Headaches, Back pain

Jun 26, 2009 (Started Oct 22, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: get when needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Muscle soreness, Headaches, Back pain

May 12, 2009 (Started Oct 22, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: try to stay calm
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Muscle soreness, Headaches, Back pain

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sista
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sista
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Jan 15, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Brain lesions: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Get when needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Uneasy feeling, Anxious mood, Back pain, Anxious mood, Headaches

Dec 12, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Brain lesions: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: get when needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Uneasy feeling, Anxious mood, Back pain, Anxious mood, Headaches

Nov 13, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Brain lesions: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: get when needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Uneasy feeling, Anxious mood, Back pain, Anxious mood, Headaches

Oct 12, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Brain lesions: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: get when needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Uneasy feeling, Anxious mood, Back pain, Anxious mood, Headaches

Sep 17, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Brain lesions: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: get when needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Uneasy feeling, Anxious mood, Back pain, Anxious mood, Headaches

Aug 21, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Brain lesions: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: get when needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Uneasy feeling, Anxious mood, Back pain, Anxious mood, Headaches

Jun 26, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Brain lesions: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: when needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Uneasy feeling, Anxious mood, Back pain, Anxious mood, Headaches

May 12, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Brain lesions: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: try to stay calm
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Uneasy feeling, Anxious mood, Back pain, Anxious mood, Headaches

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goofygroovy
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goofygroovy
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
43 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
PTSD

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Sep 24, 2009 (Started Mar 23, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for determine damage after car accident: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: very detailed insight in possible neurological damage

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momm
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momm
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Aug 22, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Yearly
Advice & Tips: i have a mri every 6 month due to the study

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tmk2300
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tmk2300
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: None
Cognition: mild
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: none
I have:
MS

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Jun 17, 2009 (Started Apr 28, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Visual disturbance: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Cost: $200+ monthly

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booboo1
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booboo1
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Relapse: Severe
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Jun 10, 2009 (Started Feb 26, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Cognitive impairment: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: progression
Side effects: Metallic taste in mouth, Uneasy feeling, Headaches

Mar 20, 2009 (Started Feb 26, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Advice & Tips: track progression
Side effects: Metallic taste in mouth, Uneasy feeling, Headaches

Aug 26, 2008 (Started Feb 26, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: checking for new lesions and other things
Side effects: Metallic taste in mouth, Uneasy feeling, Headaches

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