27 patient evaluations for Glatiramer acetate taken for the purpose of 'Multiple Sclerosis' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Slight

Katielou
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Katielou
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
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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Oct 21, 2014 (Started Mar 20, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Redness, Lumps and bumps, Bruising, Injection site pain

Feb 24, 2009 (Started Mar 20, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Just stay with it
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Redness, Lumps and bumps, Bruising, Injection site pain

Dec 2, 2008 (Started Mar 20, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Accept the treatment and keep going
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Redness, Lumps and bumps, Bruising, Injection site pain

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asdf1179
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asdf1179
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I have:
MS

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Jun 15, 2013 (Started Dec 19, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My personal perceived effectiveness dwindled over the years to the point I felt it didn't work on me anymore.

Dec 29, 2008 (Started Dec 19, 2008)

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

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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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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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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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tiggermomma
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tiggermomma
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: 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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lf in nc
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lf in nc
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Apr 5, 2011 (Started Jun 22, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Injection site reaction

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

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Mar 8, 2011 (Started Aug 25, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: 1. it's pretty well managed, as long you rotate the sites better that any nurse could do. Do not give any injection in a hard spot, otherwise you will get lipoatrophy over time. Copaxone is daily but there are no flu symptoms, so it's great 2. can't tell if it did anything besides to try stoping my MS 3. I took Copaxone at breakfast and then go to work. So till the time I got lipoatrophy on my arms and legs, everything were going smoothly... only a recent MRI to the brain, cervical and lombar showed small lesions everywhere. So here I go to Tysabri, under my doctors orders. God and I will make it work, hopefully!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Lipodystrophy (lipoatrophy or loss of fatty tissue), Lumps and bumps, Injection site pain, Injection site itching

Jun 17, 2010 (Started Aug 25, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Lipodystrophy (lipoatrophy or loss of fatty tissue), Lumps and bumps, Injection site pain, Injection site itching

Jan 5, 2009 (Started Aug 25, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Copaxone seems to work for me because it seems my MS almost disappeared. With Copaxone I had only 2 relapses a year, but they were always slight and they left almost no sequela. This winter (2008-2009) I didn't have relapses, so it is working. The only down side are the lumps, redness, itching that results in mild lypoatrophy. But I give the injections every other day and carefully rotate the injections sites. It's all perfect now, I simply give the injection and forget! Useful hints: - rotate injections sites (keep the planner updated). - ice before and after (if you need. I do!) - give the injection in the morning (it give less anxiety, because you don't have time to think about it!). - put the injection under your amrpit for a 1 or 2 minutes till it reaches your body temperature. - if you can, give the injection manually, because it seems to be less stressful in the skin (works better to avoid lypoatrophy). - smile and breathe!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Lipodystrophy (lipoatrophy or loss of fatty tissue), Lumps and bumps, Injection site pain, Injection site itching

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BlancheD
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BlancheD
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Unreported
Overall: Unreported
Cognition: unreported
Vision: unreported
Speech: unreported
Swallowing: unreported
Upper limb: unreported
Walking: unreported
I have:
MS

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Jan 18, 2011 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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lou1202
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lou1202
Sex: M
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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Nov 29, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 1980)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was on copaxon since 1990 or there abouts. I had no side effects in all these years. After speaking in depth with my Doctor we decided to change our course of action and try this new drug.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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