240 patient evaluations for Glatiramer acetate

Tgrlly
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Tgrlly
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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May 9, 2011 (Started Nov 01, 2003)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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_-Miranda_-
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_-Miranda_-
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Apr 24, 2011 (Started Jul 04, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Support immune health: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When you first start taking this injection you will experience the symptoms of a small panic attack. Also it will leave a lump at the injectionsite. The injectionsite will often itch.

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

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Apr 17, 2011 (Started Mar 27, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

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lf in nc
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lf in nc
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Apr 5, 2011 (Started Jun 22, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Injection site reaction

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karilou
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karilou
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: mild
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: severe
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Apr 1, 2011 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 18, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It's no problem taking Copaxone. I've never had any eyesight problems, no double vision. Also no cognition problems at all.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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bbblooze
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bbblooze
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Mar 31, 2011 (Started Jun 17, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: None
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: I decided the side effects were not worth the unseen bebefits in 6 mo. of taking the drug and discontinued

Aug 12, 2010 (Started Jun 17, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: So far I have only been getting the side effects. I get golfball sized painful lumps at the injectino sites which are red and hot to the touch for up to 4 days following the injection. The lumps have yet to go away or lessen in size. I have been told, "this happens" and I can "rub them to minimize the size". Okay......NOT WORKING!!! Then I had what they called 'seepage' the last injection. Once the needle was remove my body basically spit the solution out. Not drip, drip, but a steady flow until just about all of it was gone. Again, I got "this can happen". These do not sound like normal reactions, nor positive things ones body should be going through to me. Just saying.

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

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Mar 9, 2011 (Started Feb 12, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I found it is better to take the shots in the evening an hour or so before bed.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Hives (urticaria), Dizziness and feeling faint, Infectious Cellulitis

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loisa
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loisa
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: None
Cognition: mild
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Mar 8, 2011 (Started Aug 25, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: 1. it's pretty well managed, as long you rotate the sites better that any nurse could do. Do not give any injection in a hard spot, otherwise you will get lipoatrophy over time. Copaxone is daily but there are no flu symptoms, so it's great 2. can't tell if it did anything besides to try stoping my MS 3. I took Copaxone at breakfast and then go to work. So till the time I got lipoatrophy on my arms and legs, everything were going smoothly... only a recent MRI to the brain, cervical and lombar showed small lesions everywhere. So here I go to Tysabri, under my doctors orders. God and I will make it work, hopefully!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Lipodystrophy (lipoatrophy or loss of fatty tissue), Lumps and bumps, Injection site pain, Injection site itching

Jun 17, 2010 (Started Aug 25, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Lipodystrophy (lipoatrophy or loss of fatty tissue), Lumps and bumps, Injection site pain, Injection site itching

Jan 5, 2009 (Started Aug 25, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Copaxone seems to work for me because it seems my MS almost disappeared. With Copaxone I had only 2 relapses a year, but they were always slight and they left almost no sequela. This winter (2008-2009) I didn't have relapses, so it is working. The only down side are the lumps, redness, itching that results in mild lypoatrophy. But I give the injections every other day and carefully rotate the injections sites. It's all perfect now, I simply give the injection and forget! Useful hints: - rotate injections sites (keep the planner updated). - ice before and after (if you need. I do!) - give the injection in the morning (it give less anxiety, because you don't have time to think about it!). - put the injection under your amrpit for a 1 or 2 minutes till it reaches your body temperature. - if you can, give the injection manually, because it seems to be less stressful in the skin (works better to avoid lypoatrophy). - smile and breathe!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Lipodystrophy (lipoatrophy or loss of fatty tissue), Lumps and bumps, Injection site pain, Injection site itching

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francesca
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francesca
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: None
Cognition: mild
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Mar 1, 2011 (Started Aug 17, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Injection site reaction, Redness, Lumps and bumps

Aug 23, 2008 (Started Aug 17, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It takes time to get used to the idea of having to do this everyday. It doesn't make you feel better. It is not like an aspirin for a headache. So it's more of a cerebral fight...you have to believe that you are benefing from it. There is no sure way to know, as MS is so diverse.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Injection site reaction, Redness, Lumps and bumps

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KKmom
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KKmom
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: mild
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Feb 26, 2011 (Started Sep 25, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Side effects: Injection site reaction

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