What is No treatments?

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Use this to fill in portions of time when you were not taking any treatment or therapy for your condition or symptoms. By explicitly selecting this 'treatment' you can help yourself and others understand whether 'no treatment' had any effect on your outcomes.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 33 22
Multiple sclerosis 22 15
Fatigue 7 2
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) 5 0
Memory problems 3 1

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 8
Moderate 6
Mild 1
None 58

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with No treatments

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 4
Blurry vision 3
Double vision (diplopia) 3
Fatigue 3
Anxiety attacks 2
Back pain 2

Show all 122 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using No treatments

Dosage Patients
daily 13
0mg as needed 2
1 other daily 1
3 mg three times daily 1
100 mL weekly 1
1other as needed 1
as needed 1
every 3 months 1
monthly 1
twice daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking No treatments

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 18
Did not seem to work 16
Other 12
Course of treatment ended 5
Side effects too severe 5
Personal research 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Expense 1
See all 47 patients who've stopped using No treatments

Duration

Currently using No treatments

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 13
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 13

Stopped using No treatments

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 15
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 37
Usually 4
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 31
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 9
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 55
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 1
< $25 41
Not specified 28
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4 patient evaluations for No treatments

Jan 1, 2017 (Started Sep 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 17, 2016 (Started Sep 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 16, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for burnt out)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Its great not to be on no meds for my MS.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 24, 2009 (Started Dec 26, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage:
Advice & Tips: I chose to go untreated for 12 years based on the advice of my "second opinion" neuro. After living blissfully ignorant for 12 years, and just "accepting" the flairs as they came and went, finally realized I need to do something about it and sought out a new neuro who was willing to actually treat me. My course of non-treatment ended when I started Copaxone 11/24/09. However, I do believe that non-treatment was what was best for me at the time. Maybe not physically, but emotionally. There really is something to being told what you "want" to hear at the time.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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