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    Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
    8/8/2009 12:12:57 PM

    Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I've been taking Avonex for 2 years now & MRI's show no new lesions! Prior to taking Avonex, lesion load had increased. Cold/Flu symptoms lesson over time & I find taking Tylenol with the shot helps minimize symptoms. Exercise really seems to help too, even if walking I'm thankful that the medical community is focused on treatment for MS!

    Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
    8/5/2009 9:55:08 AM

    Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I was dx in 1990 before Avonex was even around & have been using Avonex since when it was first inroduced and you could only get it on a 'lottery' system. origianlly I had the tablets & you had to mix it but now I use the prefilled syringes with the smaller needles. I do not want to change it!! The hardest part is actually getting the shot...I can't do it!! luckily my husband ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
    8/2/2009 11:44:17 AM

    Reviewer: stupid now ; use to be a genuis, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    The Avonex has helped with my physical symptoms but my depression, short memory, and I Q SUCK. Also now whatever I eat immediately goes straight through me, further I can see the silly word in my head but I can't get it out this is just a bit mistake. sorry. Janice.

    Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
    7/20/2009 10:33:22 PM

    Reviewer: Bretagne, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    My first several weeks were difficult in terms of the side effects...extreme chills, aches,skin sensitivity and grouchiness. 18 months later, I'm still touchy and grouchy for up to 18 hours after injecting. I've learned to insert the needle a little faster to almost eliminate pain/bleeding. The 25 gauge 1 inch needle helps. I've seen research suggesting Avonex may not be the most effec ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
    6/25/2009 7:55:14 PM

    Reviewer: Chaz , 55-64 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    After a particularly violent divorce in 1998, I was diagnosed with MS. When my Doctor suggested Avonex, I said, "No, I'm ready, just let nature take its course." Fortunately for my, my Doctor refused, and started a treatemt of Wellbutrin, Lorazepam, Avonex, and Ambien. I'm still 90% functional, I still play music regularly, and I'm the mist greatful for my new wife, with w ... Show Full Comment

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