39 patient evaluations for Glatiramer acetate taken for the purpose of 'Multiple Sclerosis' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

lotus39
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Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Relapse: Severe
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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May 1, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2001)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When started taking Copaxone they said the amount of lesions I had decreased and I had less problems I just forget to take it like I should(I bought a alarm clock as a reminder)They only problem really is poking yourself EVERYDAY but I guess thats better than the consequences.But it definately does help.
Side effects: Cold chills

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thegeek1118
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thegeek1118
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Apr 14, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: auto inject is a godsend
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Injection site burning, Injection site pain

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kitty2919
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kitty2919
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: none
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Mar 16, 2010 (Started Aug 15, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Motivatories
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Motivatories
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Relapse: Severe
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Feb 17, 2010 (Started Aug 10, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Taking a daily injection is no different from taking a daily pill. There is a little more preparation, about 60 seconds, and there is often mild bleeding BUT NO PAIN and use of an ice pack deals with this easily. I travel a lot so have to carry my needles with me and sometimes am asked at security points or customs halls to show the letters I carry from my GP and neurologist. I have had 1 severe adverse reaction to Copaxone which apparently occurs very rarely in very few users. I did report this to PLM and it is on file. I would repeat that it is a rare occurance in very few users. What happened was that almost immediately after I injected I got really hot and flushed and fell to the floor with significant muscle pain, it lasted for 20 - 30 minutes and then passed by as though nothing had happened.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: I detailed the single reaction in the previous section

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Ashley's mom
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Ashley's mom
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Feb 10, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: needle fatigue, Injection site reaction, Injection site itching

Jul 4, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Side effects: needle fatigue, Injection site reaction, Injection site itching

Aug 25, 2008 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Side effects: needle fatigue, Injection site reaction, Injection site itching

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

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Jan 26, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It is keeping me from a wheel chair and relaspes.
Cost: $200+ monthly

May 25, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: So far this has been the best treatment I have been taking. I have no side effects, other than occasional minor brusing at injection sites.

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fiftynwell
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fiftynwell
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: None
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I have:
MS

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Jan 2, 2010 (Started Jun 12, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I believe that Copaxone is an exellant choice for manageing your MS. I have little or no side effets. I have a problem with hot flashes because of my age and Copaxone tends to make me flush once in awhile but this only last minutes. I have the most trouble giving the injections in the thighs. I'm sorry but it hurts there!! My favorite spot would be in the stomach. NO Pain! Do yourself a favor and have a nurse from Shared Soulutions come out and train you, even if you think you don't need it. I had given my self Avonex for 12 year and thought I knew how to give myself shots. The Nurse was able to show me how to give myself shots in my arms with out any trouble. Shared solutions is a wonder full place to go to for help with just about anything!! My depression just about dissappeared when I switched to Copaxone. I still have depression when it's cloudy for a week or more so I take a little extra Vitamin D during that time. That seems to help.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 11, 2009 (Started Jun 12, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Changing to Copaxone is the best move I ever made! the only side effects I have are the redness an slight swelling of the injection sight. This goes away in a few days. I have felt better since I started the Copaxone. I'm not nearly as tired or depressed as I was when I took Avonex. No more body aches or bad headaches. I take my injection after I shower each morning and then get on with my day. It's just part of getting dressed each day.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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

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Jan 1, 2010 (Started Dec 19, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have not had any new lesions since starting on this medication. My doctor says that my relaspses have been psydo. I try to stay as stress free as possible. Stress brings on my "psydo" relaspes. They feel real to me, but there are no changes afterwards.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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AlpineAgency8870
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AlpineAgency8870
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 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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Aug 17, 2009 (Started Dec 18, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this is a great treatment if you have alot of problems with your ms b/c this treatment works really good and I thank God for this treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

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Jul 5, 2009 (Started Feb 15, 1998)

  • 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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