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

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

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Jul 10, 2012 (Started May 21, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Better for me to take the shot in the morning so that I didn't forget. If I waited until evening I'd forget or fall asleep.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Buddy'sMom
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Buddy'sMom
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: mild
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Jun 18, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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sunnie
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sunnie
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Severe
Cognition: severe
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: vb
I have:
MS

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May 25, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I use an ice pack to numb the area before taking my shot. After, I take the ice pack and massage the area for a minute it help with the after sting and moving the medication around so it don't raise up under my skin and cause an irritation. I know shots get old after a while but this will help with some of the pain of doing it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 4, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been taking Copaxone since I was first diagnosed and I think it is a life saving drug. I don't like the needles everyday but it had kept me out of a wheelchair (By the grace of God) I have had a couple of reactions when I first started it. I feel good being on it and it gives me a positive attitude that my MS Will not ruin my life I am in control of my life.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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sunset15
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sunset15
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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May 24, 2012 (Started Oct 15, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Always took it at night so I would not forget and I always wrote down the time and day.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Lumps and bumps, Itching (pruritus), Injection site itching, Injection site reaction, Redness, Bee sting sensation, Injection site pain

Feb 20, 2009 (Started Oct 15, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Lumps and bumps, Itching (pruritus), Injection site itching, Injection site reaction, Redness, Bee sting sensation, Injection site pain

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TinkFan
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TinkFan
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
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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May 17, 2012 (Started Apr 28, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Injection site itching, Injection site pain, Injection site reaction, Lumps and bumps

Aug 11, 2011 (Started Apr 28, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Injection site itching, Injection site pain, Injection site reaction, Lumps and bumps

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aragon20
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aragon20
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: vb
I have:
MS

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May 15, 2012 (Started Aug 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: use heat before and ice after!! Tried it a couple of times without and the sting that comes with the shot was unbearable!

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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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