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

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

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Jul 9, 2011 (Started Aug 15, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had reduced fatigue within a month.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Lumps and bumps, Bruising, Redness, Injection site reaction

Aug 25, 2008 (Started Aug 15, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Be very consistant, and rotate your shots.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Lumps and bumps, Bruising, Redness, Injection site reaction

Jun 16, 2008 (Started Aug 15, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It's not really a positive, but my immune system now recognizes mosquito bites as a problem.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Lumps and bumps, Bruising, Redness, Injection site reaction

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

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Jul 8, 2011 (Started Aug 15, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

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

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Jul 1, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

Sep 1, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: did not work at all

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

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Jun 24, 2011 (Started Oct 08, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 10, 2010 (Started Oct 08, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For burden I put that it is not difficult at all, not because self injections aren't a little creepy, but because it is not hard for me to suck it up and do it anyway. I want to get better and I will do anything I can to help myself. The injections really aren't that bad, just a little sting (I will admit right now I take a deep breath, count and go on 3). :) So far I have NO SIDE EFFECTS, no bump, blister or anything :)
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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

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Jun 18, 2011 (Started May 28, 2010)

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

Feb 13, 2011 (Started May 28, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I inject my copaxone every evening before bed after my shower. I have found that if I inject slowly I have much less trouble with pain & lumps after the injection. The stinging, pain & itch has decreased over time as I have been on Copaxone for over 8 months. You are not supposed to massage the site for 24 hours after injecting but it helps to do so if it has been >24hrs. I will never be able to know for sure but I believe this treatment has been very effective. I have been doing much better after several months on it.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Aug 3, 2010 (Started May 28, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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BreathingLady
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BreathingLady
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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Jun 15, 2011 (Started Jun 22, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

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tiggermomma
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tiggermomma
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: g
I have:
MS

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Jun 2, 2011 (Started Nov 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I stopped taking Copaxone because I started taking LDN on October 12,2011

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

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Jun 1, 2011 (Started Mar 25, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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

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May 17, 2011 (Started Aug 08, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am stopping it as a test since I am relatively stable at this point and the doctor wants to really evaluate my MS versus Fibromylagia.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Injection site itching, Injection site reaction, Redness, Itching (pruritus), Lumps and bumps

Sep 19, 2010 (Started Aug 08, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The shot is going to sting a little bit. To cut down on the sting, make sure that the drop on the end of the needle is shaken away and make sure the alcohol on the site is dried.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Injection site itching, Injection site reaction, Redness, Itching (pruritus), Lumps and bumps

May 11, 2010 (Started Aug 08, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Very easy to take.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Injection site itching, Injection site reaction, Redness, Itching (pruritus), Lumps and bumps

Mar 4, 2009 (Started Aug 08, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I would choose a Copaxone daily injection even over an oral therapy that acted with the side-effects of an Interferon. I don't mind the needle at all.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Injection site itching, Injection site reaction, Redness, Itching (pruritus), Lumps and bumps

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Cyprian1
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Cyprian1
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Severe
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 15, 2011 (Started May 04, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My taking of this medication is due to the loss of brain cells as opposed to relapses persay .. my neuro conducted a spectroscopy and didn't like that issue about the brain cells . I didn't reply yes or no to unexpected benefits as at first I thought I was feeling better but I think now that it was just wishful thinking . I am all for positive believe me . As for side effects , the book which shows diagrams wher to inject is so way off that I gave my 4th shot too high up above my belly button . The next day I felt horrible and called up Teva . The nurse said a false exacerbation. Then they called back and that nurse said she is documenting it as there were no notes by the previous nurse . I am sure no drug maker wants to hear the bad but Teva says it does , so when I suggested making the diagrams more accurate as people like me are going to go by what they see and can comprehend . Well, whatever . They made notes . Now I know better and it does make you have site issues , the rest is of course unknown as that is how it works right ? You have no way of knowing , like my MS , if it is workiing ?
Cost: < $25 monthly

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