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

Stefie/MS
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Stefie/MS
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: mild
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Aug 31, 2011 (Started Jul 27, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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stax23
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stax23
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: mild
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Aug 26, 2011 (Started Aug 26, 2010)

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

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kcj1963
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kcj1963
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Aug 24, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: get your veins ballooned... because you have CCSVI... it was very ez with no problems... and even though one-third of people treated don't get symptom relief, like myself, it's still worth a shot and at least you will have better blood flow to your lesions among other things, and this is the main point in getting venoplasty...
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 16, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2011)

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

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tired old me
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tired old me
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Aug 15, 2011 (Started Mar 05, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Injection site reaction, Lumps and bumps, Injection site itching

May 15, 2009 (Started Mar 05, 2008)

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

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

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Jul 29, 2011 (Started Aug 28, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've only tried the auto-ejector once and since that first time, it's been manual for me. I've been on this med for two years and I've done well on it - - that's enough of a motivator to continue with whatever inconvenience the daily injection poses.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Lipodystrophy (lipoatrophy or loss of fatty tissue), Lumps and bumps, Injection site itching, Injection site pain, Bruising, Itching (pruritus), Nausea, Redness, Swelling

Aug 11, 2010 (Started Aug 28, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Recent MRI shows no new or enhancing lesions. Before Copax and estriol, fresh attacks hit every 2-3 months. Free of attacks since 9/09. Hallelujah!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Lipodystrophy (lipoatrophy or loss of fatty tissue), Lumps and bumps, Injection site itching, Injection site pain, Bruising, Itching (pruritus), Nausea, Redness, Swelling

Mar 26, 2010 (Started Aug 28, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: From what I understand, Copaxone takes 4 - 6 months to kick in. In my case I began taking it 8/09. One month after I began treatment I had another attack. But this flare-up was much milder than previous ones (they had been running every 2 - 3 months, putting me in bed for days). Since 9/09, I've had fatigue hit me pretty hard but my balance has recovered enough so that I'm walking without a cane and the fatigue has diminished enough so that I can walk roughly a mile. For a bit of perspective, in the late Fall I had to sleep for an hour after taking a shower in the a.m. Please keep in mind that I take this med with other pills.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Lipodystrophy (lipoatrophy or loss of fatty tissue), Lumps and bumps, Injection site itching, Injection site pain, Bruising, Itching (pruritus), Nausea, Redness, Swelling

Oct 22, 2009 (Started Aug 28, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I did a bit of research on patients taking copaxone prior to beginning treatment and I decided to go with manual injection. Compared to the one instance I used the autoinjector (with the SS nurse during training), I believe this was the right choice for me as the manual injections seem less uncomfortable. That being said, I'm still keeping an eye on oral meds slated for FDA approval in the near future.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Lipodystrophy (lipoatrophy or loss of fatty tissue), Lumps and bumps, Injection site itching, Injection site pain, Bruising, Itching (pruritus), Nausea, Redness, Swelling

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Kenny J
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Kenny J
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Jul 20, 2011 (Started May 01, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Bruising, Redness, Lumps and bumps, Injection site itching, Itching (pruritus)

May 31, 2009 (Started May 01, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I just wonder what it would be like if i did not take the shots, I think the medicine dose help me, as I know how i feeling before. I stillc tired and wore out but over all I feel great. As i know the tireness is something for now i have to live with
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Bruising, Redness, Lumps and bumps, Injection site itching, Itching (pruritus)

May 10, 2009 (Started May 01, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I think taking the shots has helped me out, I know how I felt before i started my treatments, so I feel positive about my treatment. I'm on a program so there is no cost to me for the shots,
Side effects: Bruising, Redness, Lumps and bumps, Injection site itching, Itching (pruritus)

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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 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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