241 patient evaluations for Glatiramer acetate taken for the purpose of 'Multiple Sclerosis'

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

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May 15, 2013 (Started Jul 15, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Lumps and bumps)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

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

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May 4, 2013 (Started Jun 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Injection site reaction)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Collapsed fat tissue leaving large indentations in injection sites
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Injection site reaction

Jul 7, 2010 (Started Jun 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Injection site reaction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Just started the treatments a week ago. I have not learned to use the auto injector. I find it is less trouble to just give it without. The pain is nothing worse than a bee sting and only lasts about 10 minutes.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Injection site reaction

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

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Apr 10, 2013 (Started Jan 25, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Injection site reaction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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patrickm
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patrickm
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Jan 30, 2013 (Started Sep 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Injection site pain, Dizziness, Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Nausea, Injection site pain

Oct 18, 2009 (Started Sep 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Injection site pain, Dizziness, Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Nausea, Injection site pain

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maryloo
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maryloo
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Dec 1, 2012 (Started Nov 19, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Very isolated condition that varies with individuals.

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

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Oct 24, 2012 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Lipodystrophy (lipoatrophy or loss of fatty tissue))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

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Oct 15, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Bruising)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Pay attention to injection technique, that is key to preventing lipo-atrophy and redness/swelling.

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Sagen
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Sagen
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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Oct 14, 2012 (Started Feb 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Breathing difficulty)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Was having horrible reaction like a heart attack more an more often.
Side effects: Breathing difficulty

Sep 29, 2012 (Started Feb 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Breathing difficulty)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Side effects: Breathing difficulty

Apr 14, 2010 (Started Feb 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I think it has slowed prgression. Shots are a pain, and bother. Injections burn sometimes and leave redness, bruising, and a lump. Itches.
Side effects: Breathing difficulty

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

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Sep 15, 2012 (Started May 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Injection site itching, Injection site pain, Lumps and bumps, Redness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: You get used to the daily injection. Not really a big deal after a couple of months.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Redness, Lumps and bumps, Injection site itching, Injection site pain

Jun 20, 2012 (Started May 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Warm up the shot first for a couple minutes on your belly. Help to stop radiating pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Redness, Lumps and bumps, Injection site itching, Injection site pain

Nov 22, 2009 (Started May 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Injection site itching, Injection site pain, Lumps and bumps, Redness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take this right before I go to bed at night. Moving around helps - if I sit still right after, the pain is worse. I just read some advice on this site to warm the needle to body temperature - I did it last night and the pain was much less intense! The pain stayed localized at the injection site instead of spreading a foot from the site as it usually does. I put the needle against my stomach for 2 minutes. You get used to the pain thought - if these meds work it's totally worth it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Redness, Lumps and bumps, Injection site itching, Injection site pain

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Ayesha35
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Ayesha35
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: severe
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Sep 15, 2012 (Started Dec 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If you take a shower or warm up the injection site it will not be as painful and you could have less bruising. Also it is best to let the medication reach room temperature before injecting.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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