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

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

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Feb 1, 2012 (Started Jul 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Lipodystrophy (lipoatrophy or loss of fatty tissue), Flu like symptoms)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

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darlinlizzie
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darlinlizzie
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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Feb 1, 2012 (Started Nov 05, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    Severe (Burning sensation, Chest pain, Fever/chills, Anticipatory anxiety)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

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Jan 14, 2012 (Started Jan 06, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    Mild (Injection site welt, Stinging sensation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have found using heat before the shot and cold right after greatly reduces the size of the welt and any site discomfort except the stinging from the meds. But it has stopped the site / welt from hurting. The sting is really minor, I take the shot as I start making dinner, so I'm busy and don't have time to think about it stinging :)
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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

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Dec 15, 2011 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 30, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Have a VERY hard time remembering to take the shot.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Kryssie
39221 thumb
Kryssie
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: severe
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: severe
Walking: severe
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Nov 21, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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snowbird1948
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snowbird1948
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: b
I have:
MS

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Nov 15, 2011 (Started May 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had a difficult time remembering to administer the daily injections.

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AJteacher
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AJteacher
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Nov 11, 2011 (Started Nov 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    Mild (Occasional panic attacks (breathing), Copaxone Flush, Cold chills, Nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had experienced one rare episode of having shortness of breath, anxiety, warm flushing, shaking and subsequent chills. The episode lasted for about 20-30 minutes.I feel the Copaxone is helping lengthen the time between exacerbations.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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

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Oct 20, 2011 (Started Jul 14, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I developed lumps/knots under my skin that may not have been related to the Copaxone. After ultra-sound and MRI, no conclusive diagnoses for the knots. I was so tired of the daily shots and the sudden development of the knots I decided to stop the treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 20, 2010 (Started Jul 14, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I get tired of taking this shot every day, however, I have had no major flare ups since beginning this medication. Very soon after I began this medication I lost 15 pounds and that was an unexpected benefit. In the beginning and for six or eight months the injection site itched and nearly drove me nuts. I ignored the itching and one day realized the itching had stopped.

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

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Oct 7, 2011 (Started Apr 07, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Jul 12, 2010 (Started Apr 07, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 Daily

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tmmjclole
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tmmjclole
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: vb
I have:
MS

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Sep 2, 2011 (Started Feb 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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