127 patient evaluations for Interferon beta-1a IM Injection

PHEONIX
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PHEONIX
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: None
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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Jan 25, 2016 (Started Jan 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Flu like symptoms)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 28, 2015 (Started Jan 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Flu like symptoms)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 6, 2015 (Started Jan 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Flu like symptoms)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Wavewatcher
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Wavewatcher
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Relapse: Severe
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Jan 6, 2016 (Started Jan 28, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Fatigue, Flu like symptoms)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

Sep 7, 2015 (Started Jan 28, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

Sep 25, 2014 (Started Jan 28, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Severe (Fatigue, Flu like symptoms)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: I reached a point I couldn't take needles in my legs any longer it hurt so bad so this med was discontinued.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

Feb 4, 2013 (Started Jan 28, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Fatigue, Flu like symptoms)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I am now considered SPMS (Secondary Progressive MS) because I am 60 and they have no research to show that it works once you reach that stage but they said if I FELT like it was working I could continue to take it. I walk unassisted, I talk, I drive within a 50 mile radius to the doctor, and I pay our bills and look after myself. I can't clean house and do other things but I can do that so me and my Neurologist determined that as long as I was up and moving we were not going to fix something that wasn't broke. I am getting it on a grant and don't have to pay for it and am more than a little thankful that I am still able to get it for fear I would go downhill rapidly without it. I take Benadryl after the shot and have no trouble with the flu like sysmptoms unless I forget that.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

Jan 15, 2013 (Started Jan 28, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Jan 28, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Fatigue, Flu like symptoms)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

Jul 28, 2010 (Started Jan 28, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Fatigue, Flu like symptoms)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: I TAKE MY SHOT ON SUNDAY NIGHT BECAUSE I DON'T WORK. IF I WORKED IT WOULD BE FRIDAY NIGHT. THE DAY AFTER THE SHOT SOMETIMES I SLEEP A LOT AND OTHERS I AM FINE. NO UNEXPECTED BENEFITS.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Fatigue

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

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Oct 2, 2015 (Started Feb 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Nausea, Headaches)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mcg Weekly
Advice & Tips: Does nothing for progression.

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

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Feb 20, 2015 (Started Aug 25, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: $200+ monthly

Sep 23, 2010 (Started Aug 25, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Advice & Tips: i wasn't sure if it was doing anything until i recently changed neuros had an mri and he told me it was doing its job so was good to hear
Cost: $200+ monthly

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gelflinggrl
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gelflinggrl
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
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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Nov 11, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Severe (Stomach flu (gastroenteritis), Depression with suicidal thoughts)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

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christine1114
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christine1114
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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Oct 2, 2014 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Shivering, Flu like symptoms, Stabbing headaches, Body Aches, Tiredness, Joint pain, Fever/chills, Dizziness, Nausea, Generalized muscle aches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Shivering, Nausea, Body Aches, Fever/chills, Tiredness, Generalized muscle aches, Stabbing headaches, Flu like symptoms, Joint pain, Dizziness

Mar 14, 2014 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Shivering, Flu like symptoms, Stabbing headaches, Body Aches, Tiredness, Joint pain, Fever/chills, Dizziness, Nausea, Generalized muscle aches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Advice & Tips: I switch to avonex pen auto injector I wish I did this a long tme ago
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Shivering, Nausea, Body Aches, Fever/chills, Tiredness, Generalized muscle aches, Stabbing headaches, Flu like symptoms, Joint pain, Dizziness

Nov 2, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Shivering, Flu like symptoms, Stabbing headaches, Body Aches, Tiredness, Joint pain, Fever/chills, Dizziness, Nausea, Generalized muscle aches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Advice & Tips: I TAKE TO ALEIVE BEFOR AND DURING THE WHOLE WEEKEND. SOMETIME THE SIDE EFFECT ARE MILD SOMETIMES THE ARE STRONGE
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Shivering, Nausea, Body Aches, Fever/chills, Tiredness, Generalized muscle aches, Stabbing headaches, Flu like symptoms, Joint pain, Dizziness

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Apes Vancouver
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Apes Vancouver
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Apr 23, 2014 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Muscle and joint pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Advice & Tips: Even though I switched to Aubagio, I would still recommend Avonex for anyone who is thinking about treatment. I watch my diet carefully and I exercise regularly, but there's no way I would skip MS medication. The costs of a relapse are just too high.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Apr 25, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Muscle and joint pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Advice & Tips: I've had no new lesions since I started taking Avonex. For anyone who has been diagnosed, get on the drugs as soon as you can. I was given this advice, and I ignored it at first. It only took one relapse to change my mind.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

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Jan 17, 2014 (Started Mar 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Severe (Stiffness, Flu like symptoms, Muscle fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: Prepare every members around you, you'll probably need them... Thanks for my wife who accepted to give me the injections at the end (missed the shot a couple of times and after that I was afraid to miss again.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 13, 2014 (Started Mar 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Severe (Stiffness, Flu like symptoms, Muscle fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Be prepared to feel sick for two days (at least) next to the injection. Really hard to take care of family (2 children + new born) so get as much help around as possible with family, ressources, etc. At first, I was having the PEN wich is basically a spring that deals with the seringue on your behalf. Then changed for the pre-filled seringe because I could not stand the snap done by the PEN. But then, after missing the shot 2 or 3 times, I had to ask my wife to do it (being too scared to miss it once again).
Cost: < $25 monthly

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shelley
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shelley
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
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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Sep 3, 2013 (Started Jun 12, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Flu like symptoms)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: expect to be achy. The flu like symptoms where for at least 2 days after I took it.

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

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Jul 17, 2013 (Started Aug 20, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mcg Weekly
Advice & Tips: I have no side effects from this drug, Praise God.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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