18 patient evaluations for Interferon beta-1a SubQ injection with a cost of $25-49

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

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Jun 2, 2012 (Started Dec 26, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Injection site redness, Injection site reaction, Fever/chills, Generalized muscle aches, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 44 mg 3 times a week
Advice & Tips: I took REBIF for 4.5 years. I found that a T, Th, and S regimen worked best, allowing a day yo regroup for the work week. I have found that my fatigue and depression increased on the medication. After more MRI changes, me neuro is now switching me to Tysabri.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Fever/chills, Injection site redness, Generalized muscle aches, Injection site reaction, Fatigue

May 31, 2010 (Started Dec 26, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Injection site redness, Injection site reaction, Fever/chills, Generalized muscle aches, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 44 mg 3 times a week
Side effects: Fever/chills, Injection site redness, Generalized muscle aches, Injection site reaction, Fatigue

Jan 1, 2010 (Started Dec 26, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Injection site redness, Injection site reaction, Fever/chills, Generalized muscle aches, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 44 mg 3 times a week
Side effects: Fever/chills, Injection site redness, Generalized muscle aches, Injection site reaction, Fatigue

Oct 15, 2009 (Started Dec 26, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Injection site redness, Injection site reaction, Fever/chills, Generalized muscle aches, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 44 mg 3 times a week
Advice & Tips: My initial use of Rebif was a T-TH-S regimen. I found that I had extreme fatigue each Monday morning while adhering to that schedule. I switched to M-W-F shots, early in the evening, and found that using the week-end to "recover" from the injections allowed me to feel much better on Monday mornings. I added Amantadine (200 mg) daily, and with the combination of the two, feel that the overall changes have helped significantly. Tylenol-Extra Strength in the evenings seems to help battle the side effects from the shots.
Side effects: Fever/chills, Injection site redness, Generalized muscle aches, Injection site reaction, Fatigue

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paddle2thesea
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paddle2thesea
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Aug 1, 2011 (Started Mar 26, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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suzhussey
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suzhussey
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
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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Sep 21, 2010 (Started Jun 24, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Balance problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg/0.5 mL 3 times a week
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Weakness in legs

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

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Jul 20, 2010 (Started Dec 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Medicine head, Injection site bruising, Injection site pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 44 mcg/0.5 mL 3 times a week
Advice & Tips: My doc and I are currently looking at the possibility of ending my rebif treatment. I have been on the rebif for 7 months and I am currently already in another flare up. I am on my way in the morning for the IV treatments and going for an MRI on Friday. We will base our decision on the results.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Medicine head, Injection site bruising, Injection site pain

Feb 25, 2010 (Started Dec 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Medicine head, Injection site bruising, Injection site pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 44 mcg/0.5 mL 3 times a week
Advice & Tips: My experience is to do the injections just before bedtime, to avoid dealing with the flu-like symptoms, I also take 2 Aleve just before doing the injection. It seems to help me a great deal. The impact on my life with doing the injections is fairly mild, not a treat by any means, but it is a factor that I need to deal with.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Medicine head, Injection site bruising, Injection site pain

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imtired
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imtired
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Relapse: Severe
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: severe
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Mar 21, 2010 (Started Oct 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Body Aches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 44 mcg/0.5 mL 3 times a week
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Body Aches

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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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Mar 17, 2010 (Started May 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 44 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Advice & Tips: Liver blood results abnormal. To discontinue for 1 month and retest blood work.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Seussical
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Seussical
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Mild
Overall: None
Cognition: mild
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Feb 4, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Raynaud's phenomenon)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 44 mcg/0.5 mL 3 times a week
Advice & Tips: Pre-medicate 1 hour before taking shot; take before bed time so you sleep through any discomfort.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Raynaud's phenomenon

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nvpioneer1950
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nvpioneer1950
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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Dec 21, 2009 (Started May 08, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Injection site swelling, Injection site itching, Flu like symptoms, Injection site redness, Injection site reaction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.44 mg every other day
Advice & Tips: Doctor discontinued treatment after I was diagnosed with breast cancer telling me that some immunologists believe interferons impact cancer treatments. In March, we'll dec ide on alternative treatments for MS.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Flu like symptoms, Injection site itching, Injection site redness, Injection site swelling, Injection site reaction

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pink1purple2
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pink1purple2
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Aug 9, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Injection site itching, Injection site burning, Injection site pain, Headaches, Generalized muscle aches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 44 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Advice & Tips: this treatment was so much easier than the copaxone treatment i was on previously as you had injections only 3 x a week Mon, Wed, Fri, needles smaller and thinner.the support team seemed to be much better. Had a relapse that the most painful I have had during my MS. Started taking copaxone again but still not back to my pre rebif self. Not sure what created my relapse, But have been under a lot of stress .
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Injection site pain, Headaches, Injection site itching, Generalized muscle aches, Injection site burning

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

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Jun 18, 2009 (Started Nov 18, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Muscle aches, Depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 44 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Advice & Tips: Depression.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Depressed mood, Muscle aches

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