230 patient evaluations for Glatiramer acetate taken for the purpose of 'Multiple Sclerosis'

JaneinFL
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JaneinFL
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: mild
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Apr 26, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Advice & Tips: Shots weren't too bad for me, helped to pull the shots out and let them warm up. For me, I had allergic reactions that grew more and more frequent until they were weekly (difficulty breathing, diarhea, vomiting and chills)
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Lumps and bumps, Injection site itching

Jul 6, 2009 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Advice & Tips: It does get better, even after a few months, for me laying off caffeine for the hour before I took my shot reduced the sting of the medicine entering my body
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Lumps and bumps, Injection site itching

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kljones
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kljones
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: None
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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Apr 14, 2012 (Started Mar 06, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: only take if effective
Cost: $200+ monthly

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

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Mar 19, 2012 (Started Dec 08, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: have someone hold you accountable to the day injections. I kept trying to find reasons not to take it, but my husband helped me stay on track.

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dre90555
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dre90555
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Feb 10, 2012 (Started Feb 05, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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darlinlizzie
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darlinlizzie
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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Feb 1, 2012 (Started Nov 05, 2011)

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

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beckeeboo
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beckeeboo
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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Feb 1, 2012 (Started Jul 30, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

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

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Jan 14, 2012 (Started Jan 06, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have found using heat before the shot and cold right after greatly reduces the size of the welt and any site discomfort except the stinging from the meds. But it has stopped the site / welt from hurting. The sting is really minor, I take the shot as I start making dinner, so I'm busy and don't have time to think about it stinging :)
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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PeeLister
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PeeLister
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Severe
Cognition: severe
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Dec 15, 2011 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

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

Dec 30, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Have a VERY hard time remembering to take the shot.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

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Nov 21, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2003)

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

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snowbird1948
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snowbird1948
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: vg
I have:
MS

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Nov 15, 2011 (Started May 15, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had a difficult time remembering to administer the daily injections.

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