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

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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified 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 May 01, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
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: g
I have:
MS

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Oct 14, 2012 (Started Feb 17, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
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)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Side effects: Breathing difficulty

Apr 14, 2010 (Started Feb 17, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
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)

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

Jun 20, 2012 (Started May 21, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Warm up the shot first for a couple minutes on your belly. Help to stop radiating pain.
Cost: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Redness, Lumps and bumps, Injection site itching, Injection site pain

Nov 22, 2009 (Started May 21, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
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: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Redness, Lumps and bumps, Injection site itching, Injection site pain

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

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Aug 1, 2012 (Started May 01, 1997)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I think it really helped for 14 years. My MS changed from RRMS to SPMS. Because the effectiveness for secondary progressive is not known I stopped treatment to start a study.
Cost: Not specified monthly

Jul 31, 2011 (Started May 01, 1997)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: QUIT TAKING TO PARTICPATE IN NIH STUDY.
Cost: Not specified monthly

Feb 1, 1997 (Started May 01, 1997)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

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Jul 10, 2012 (Started May 21, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Better for me to take the shot in the morning so that I didn't forget. If I waited until evening I'd forget or fall asleep.
Cost: Not specified monthly

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

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Jun 18, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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sunnie
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sunnie
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Severe
Cognition: severe
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: vb
I have:
MS

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May 25, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I use an ice pack to numb the area before taking my shot. After, I take the ice pack and massage the area for a minute it help with the after sting and moving the medication around so it don't raise up under my skin and cause an irritation. I know shots get old after a while but this will help with some of the pain of doing it.
Cost: Not specified monthly

May 4, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been taking Copaxone since I was first diagnosed and I think it is a life saving drug. I don't like the needles everyday but it had kept me out of a wheelchair (By the grace of God) I have had a couple of reactions when I first started it. I feel good being on it and it gives me a positive attitude that my MS Will not ruin my life I am in control of my life.
Cost: Not specified monthly

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sunset15
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sunset15
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
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: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Lumps and bumps, Itching, 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: Not specified monthly
Side effects: Lumps and bumps, Itching, Injection site itching, Injection site reaction, Redness, Bee sting sensation, Injection site pain

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