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

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: moderate
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 May 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Bruising)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
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: b
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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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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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: < $25 monthly

Jul 31, 2011 (Started May 01, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: QUIT TAKING TO PARTICPATE IN NIH STUDY.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 1, 1997 (Started May 01, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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andreag
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andreag
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Jul 10, 2012 (Started May 21, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Injection site scar)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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: < $25 monthly

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