104 patient evaluations for Natalizumab taken for the purpose of 'Multiple Sclerosis'

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et3nick
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et3nick
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: mild
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Mar 28, 2010 (Started Nov 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL every 4 weeks
Advice & Tips: I have had no problems taking this medicine. the only annoyance is the one hour drive once a month to receive my injection. Any annoyance from the drive is negated by the outstanding effect this medicine has had for me. as of March 2010 (5 shots) I am no longer taking any of my other medicines. I have not has any single MS symptom and have actually felt more like what I felt like prior to MS. I just wish it would last forever so I will not have to be Dependant on medications again.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks
walkin
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walkin
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Mar 13, 2010 (Started Oct 24, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL every 4 weeks
Advice & Tips: Tysabri changed my life drastically to the good. Can't say enough good about it. I will never go back to doing shots.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 22, 2010 (Started Oct 24, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL every 4 weeks
Advice & Tips: I really like Tysabri. I had tried Copaxone and Refib. Once I started Tysabri, If I had known That Copaxone and Rebif made me feel as bad as I did I never would have started doing shots. Now I will never go back to doing shots.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks
Noly
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Noly
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Mar 12, 2010 (Started Sep 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL every 4 weeks
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Rainbow Connection
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Rainbow Connection
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: mild
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: mild
I have:
MS

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Feb 26, 2010 (Started Feb 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL every 4 weeks
Advice & Tips: Much better option than the interferons in respect to side effects. I get a little boost from the drug for the first two weeks. I've been very happy with this medicine although it is a challenge to get it scheduled as a full time employee and it's challenging to keep up with the monitoring required due to the PML risk.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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

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Feb 15, 2010 (Started Feb 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: i am allergic.
Side effects: Sleepiness

Feb 12, 2010 (Started Feb 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL every 4 weeks
Advice & Tips: i got a rash 2 days later. a month later i got a blood test saying that i was allergic tysabri.
Side effects: Sleepiness

  • 1 helpful mark
NW native son
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NW native son
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Feb 2, 2010 (Started Feb 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 14, 2009 (Started Feb 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I believe my MS is getting worse but still do feel the Tysabri is helping me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
OldGypsy
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OldGypsy
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Jan 22, 2010 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Back pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: I was barely able to walk before I started Tysabri. I tried most of the other tx's available prior to agreeing to try Tysabri. This is the bomb! I got my old life back! Yes, the side effects are bothersome, but not as bothersome as sitting in a chair all day, unable to get up. My veins are not very cooperative when it comes to the monthly infusions, but the tradeoff is huge. Be sure to get lab tests done often to avoid other problems, ie liver, vitamin D levels, ect.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Back pain

  • 1 helpful mark
LELAMARIE
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LELAMARIE
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Dec 31, 2009 (Started Dec 11, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Monthly
Advice & Tips: I have just taken my 28th Tysarbri treatment on December 28, 2009. I am do ing great!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
jules2u
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jules2u
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: None
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I have:
MS

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Dec 29, 2009 (Started May 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL every 4 weeks
Advice & Tips: Much better than the other MS treatments. Not having the issues with the side effects.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Sloopercat
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Sloopercat
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: mild
Vision: none
Speech: mild
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Dec 15, 2009 (Started Dec 19, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/15 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: Was on it for 3 years, and in consultation with doc, decided to take a drug holiday.

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