15 patient evaluations for Interferon beta-1b SubQ Injection taken for the purpose of 'Multiple Sclerosis' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

tlheyne
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tlheyne
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 59
Condition: Transverse Myelitis 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Transverse Myelitis

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Mar 9, 2014 (Started Apr 16, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: I found that it helped with burning in my feet and legs and an overall feeling of well-being and alertness.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Feel lousy, Flu like symptoms, Bruising, Injection site pain, Fatigue

Jul 18, 2009 (Started Apr 16, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: They have a patient assistance program to help you if you can't afford the Betaseron. I pay $75 for a 3 month supply.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Feel lousy, Flu like symptoms, Bruising, Injection site pain, Fatigue

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

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Jul 19, 2013 (Started Jul 15, 2001)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 8, 2010 (Started Jul 15, 2001)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: I've been taking Betaseron for almost a decade and it seems to work; I haven't gotten worse or required a hospital visit. I had flu-like symptoms in the first several months I took it and maybe once a year since. I bruise in the injection spots, occasionally and sometimes the medicine burns going in. The autoject device is good to get familiar with in case your significant other or caretaker is not available to deliver it to you. One thing I noticed is that I haven't caught the flu since going on Betaseron. Since 2003 or so, Betaseron does not require refrigeration and that was a welcome change.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Ellaj35
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Ellaj35
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Apr 14, 2012 (Started Dec 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Nausea sometimes, Injection site reaction

Sep 19, 2011 (Started Dec 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: Just read all information inserts and take as prescribed reporting all side effects to the doctor if and when they do occur... I have always had a positive attitude toward my medicine choice and know that its slowing ms down!
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Nausea sometimes, Injection site reaction

Jul 19, 2011 (Started Dec 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Nausea sometimes, Injection site reaction

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Dec 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Nausea sometimes, Injection site reaction

Mar 27, 2011 (Started Dec 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: easy to administer
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Nausea sometimes, Injection site reaction

Feb 15, 2011 (Started Dec 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Nausea sometimes, Injection site reaction

Feb 9, 2011 (Started Dec 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: Still scary having to inject every other day.....
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Nausea sometimes, Injection site reaction

Jan 16, 2011 (Started Dec 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.75 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: Today was injection # 21. I still do the same things as with the other times. 2 Aleve 1 hour before, massage site gently after injection and put on a little benadryl anti itch cream or bacitracin. Take 2 Aleve the day after. So far, so good. Only 2 site reactions, # 4 and # 5 on my upper thighs. Slight red water blister like bumps. After 3 days of bacitracin, skin started to look normal, only a slight difference in color, like a black and blue bruise, thats going away now too.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Nausea sometimes, Injection site reaction

Jan 2, 2011 (Started Dec 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 0.5 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: giving myself the injection is easier now with the autoinjector- today with be injection # 14, and the 5 the one with the auto injector. No major side effects from the medicaton itself, no known changes at this time but the impact of having to get an injection every other day is overwhelming at times...
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Nausea sometimes, Injection site reaction

Dec 26, 2010 (Started Dec 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 0.5 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: just got my auto injector- yesterday I used it for the 2nd time, it really makes injecting easier ( did not use it myself yet, my husband gives me the injection)
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Nausea sometimes, Injection site reaction

Dec 12, 2010 (Started Dec 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 0.25 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: not as hard to injject as first thought- just a little difficulty in preparing the syringe, but getting there, i have had 3 injections total and self injected twice...
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Nausea sometimes, Injection site reaction

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

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May 13, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: At the beginning it made me a little sick and I had some injection site reactions but nothing severe. It has helped to prevent new lessions from forming and I am sure it has helped to slow down the MS. I have a hard time remembering to take the shots.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Injection site reaction

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

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Feb 9, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 1999)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Advice & Tips: This medication was great for my first 12 yrs of being dx then i had to switch to Tysabri.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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

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Sep 15, 2010 (Started Oct 06, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: Step up the dosage. Take the pre-injection advil. Take the injection right before going to bed. This was very valuable to me. I will resume this treatment as soon as I can.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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

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May 9, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 250 mcg every other day
Advice & Tips: I had the nurses injecting me as I lost too much Grip in my hands to do it myself. Site reactions differ, but normally get red blotches that come up like bruises. I gained an extra 1-2 months between relapses and found that instead of the MS going for my legs, they changed to going for my hands, go figure!!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fever, Chills/fever, Fuzzy thinking, Headaches, Injection site pain, Feel lousy, Bruising, Injection site reaction

Mar 21, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 250 mcg every other day
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fever, Chills/fever, Fuzzy thinking, Headaches, Injection site pain, Feel lousy, Bruising, Injection site reaction

Feb 7, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 250 mcg every other day
Advice & Tips: I have found this to work as far as giving me extra time between relapses, but I have yet to determie whether it is reducing severity or not. My main issue is with site reactions, but it is not too severe, just frequent. must just be me!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fever, Chills/fever, Fuzzy thinking, Headaches, Injection site pain, Feel lousy, Bruising, Injection site reaction

Oct 12, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 250 mcg every other day
Advice & Tips: I am finding this drug to be beneficial in reducing the severity of my relapses as well as buying me extra time, the 30% statistic is correct for me. I am finding that my site reaction bruising and pain is now taking alot more time to disappear, 8 weeks on average, stopping me from going back to that site for a while instead of the recommended 4 weeks. other than that, there has been no adverse reactions or side-effects since the flu like symptoms stopped.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fever, Chills/fever, Fuzzy thinking, Headaches, Injection site pain, Feel lousy, Bruising, Injection site reaction

Jun 13, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 250 mcg every other day
Advice & Tips: I didn't know whether this drug was working until I had a relapse with my legs. 11 months into treatment and onto my second relapse (this one affecting my legs for comparison) I have been given an extra 2 months between my frequent 5-6 monthly relapses. My relapses concerning my legs are normally an auto epidural which causes weakness too, the next relapse in June 2009 was just numbness from my toes to knees without any weakness, my hands were also affected, but probably could have been more severe.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fever, Chills/fever, Fuzzy thinking, Headaches, Injection site pain, Feel lousy, Bruising, Injection site reaction

Mar 1, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 250 mcg every other day
Advice & Tips: allow the whole day to get over any side effects caused by being a new user. allow extra time the following days for any site pain, especially in legs and arms which can slow you down as your winching alot.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fever, Chills/fever, Fuzzy thinking, Headaches, Injection site pain, Feel lousy, Bruising, Injection site reaction

Oct 28, 2008 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 250 mcg every other day
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fever, Chills/fever, Fuzzy thinking, Headaches, Injection site pain, Feel lousy, Bruising, Injection site reaction

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hotpeach6
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hotpeach6
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I have:
MS

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May 9, 2010 (Started May 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: I was in a study for 2 years and as of 5-9-10 my study ended and I was put into another study. With this study I am currently not taking any medication of any form. I had a week of infusions and I go for 3 days next year. But I feel great

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Blesssd
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Blesssd
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Feb 4, 2010 (Started Nov 04, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.3 mg every other day
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Joint pain

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IndyChickTrish
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IndyChickTrish
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: none
Walking: moderate
I am: vb
I have:
MS

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Jan 18, 2010 (Started Dec 11, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Betaseron work wonderful for many years. I believe my body built up a resistance torward the end, and my neurologist switched me to Tysabri.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 5, 2010 (Started Dec 11, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Betaseron worked very well for me while I was on it. I even had 1 MRI that looked better (my neuro said we weren't going to question it). I think I have been on it so long, my body has built up resistance to it. I am getting ready to start Tysabri soon.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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