33 patient evaluations for Interferon beta-1a SubQ injection taken for the purpose of 'Multiple Sclerosis' with a side effects rating of Mild

thjuland
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thjuland
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Oct 27, 2013 (Started Dec 02, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 x 44 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Advice & Tips: Having injected Rebif three times a week for the last seven years, I have finally found an effective oral medication that has zero side effects.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Elevated blood pressure

May 27, 2012 (Started Dec 02, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 x 44 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Advice & Tips: I'm still pleased with how well Rebif has and continues to work for me (zero new lesions - for 7 years now)!! I'm also reporting the true cost of this medication instead of my out of pocket cost, since I only have copays for the month of January each year, after which I pay zero copays for the rest of the year (because my Medicare extra- help is the full not partial low-income-subsidy). If your state allows it, you can deduct the cost of your health insurance (excluding your drug coverage cost) from your income. This is called the Medicare Savings Program aka Medicaid-Buy-In. You must be able to lower your income to 135% of the federal poverty level, in order to use this program. Then your state pays your Medicare Part B monthly premium and CMS deems you a dual eligible for Medicare Part D benefits for the rest of that year. You must apply for this (Extra-Help) through your county's Medicaid office, but you cannot be receiving Medicaid.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Elevated blood pressure

Jan 27, 2012 (Started Dec 02, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 x 44 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Advice & Tips: The slight increase in my blood pressure is a very tiny cost, compared too finally having a clear MRI (my 7th imaging session). This was my first MRI that showed NO MS progression, no new enhancing lesions and no increased cortical atrophy. The cervical scan was also clear of new activity and most of my recently acquired new spinal symptoms also cleared up.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Elevated blood pressure

Sep 21, 2008 (Started Dec 02, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 3 x 44 mcg/0.5 mL Weekly
Advice & Tips: I started Rebif during a severe MS attack, to date that was my quickest resolving attack, the L'hermitte's sign totally disappeared, and it has not returned--almost three years now.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Elevated blood pressure

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Unicat
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Unicat
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 20, 2011 (Started Apr 11, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 44 mcg/0.5 mL Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Headaches, Injection site redness, Generalized muscle aches

Dec 3, 2008 (Started Apr 11, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 44 mcg/0.5 mL Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: Headaches, Injection site redness, Generalized muscle aches

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DAWNSKYE702
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DAWNSKYE702
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: None
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Jul 5, 2011 (Started Sep 04, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 44 mg M,W,F
Advice & Tips: It took a little while for me to get used to the idea of injecting myself. I have never been a real big fan of needles, but now it has become a habit like taking out the trash, I don't like to do it, but I know I have to.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Bruxism (teeth grinding)

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Diamondlil58
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Diamondlil58
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: None
Cognition: mild
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Jun 18, 2011 (Started Sep 25, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 44 mcg/0.5 mL 3 times a week
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Headaches, Generalized muscle aches, Thickening of skin, Injection site redness

Nov 10, 2009 (Started Sep 25, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 44 mcg/0.5 mL 3 times a week
Advice & Tips: Warm the shot up under your arm before injection, cuts down on burning.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Headaches, Generalized muscle aches, Thickening of skin, Injection site redness

Sep 17, 2008 (Started Sep 25, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 44 mcg/0.5 mL 3 times a week
Advice & Tips: All of the side effects are slight when taking Ibuprofen at the time of injection. I take the shot around 5pm so that I feel good when I wake up in the morning. I don't notice any of the side effects in the morning, unless I don't take the Ibuprofen, and then I suffer from chills and wake up sweating about 3am.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Headaches, Generalized muscle aches, Thickening of skin, Injection site redness

Aug 18, 2008 (Started Sep 25, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 44 mcg/0.5 mL 3 times a week
Advice & Tips: Rotate injection sites and take Ibuprofen at time of injection.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Headaches, Generalized muscle aches, Thickening of skin, Injection site redness

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yakaras64
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yakaras64
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Jun 6, 2011 (Started Jul 11, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Advice & Tips: Ice area to be injected for 5-10 min before injecting. This helps reduce reaction. Ice area 10-15 min after injection. If you get mild red raised reaction spots use cortizone ointment to help reduce redness. Also helped with itchiness that I had at area, too.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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

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May 9, 2011 (Started Jun 14, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 44 mcg/0.5 mL 3 times a week
Advice & Tips: My skin has sub-dermal bruising from too many injections. Apparantly, my skin is too delicate now to take subcutaneous injections now.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Injection site bruising

Jul 4, 2010 (Started Jun 14, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 22 mcg/0.5 mL 3 times a week
Advice & Tips: I have a nurse who administers my injections due to my lack of grip. As yet, I have not experienced any side effects other than reddening at the sites.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Injection site bruising

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

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Feb 16, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 44 mcg/0.5 mL 3 times a week
Cost: $100-199 monthly

Aug 20, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 44 mcg/0.5 mL 3 times a week
Cost: < $25 monthly

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expastrychef
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expastrychef
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Jan 1, 2011 (Started Jun 23, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 3 x 44 mcg/0.5 mL 3 times a week
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Flu like symptoms

Feb 10, 2010 (Started Jun 23, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 3 x 44 mcg/0.5 mL 3 times a week
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Flu like symptoms

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coco loco
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coco loco
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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Oct 1, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 44 mcg/0.5 mL 3 times a week
Advice & Tips: I only get the chills occasionally, but when I get them they are extremely bad.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Chills

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1955chevy
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1955chevy
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: mild
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Sep 15, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 44 mcg/0.5 mL 3 times a week
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Pressure headaches

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