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Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
9/6/2009 3:42:17 AM

Reviewer: scalve5, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I started on avonex in 2004. I took the med till 2007. the hole time i was on it my side effects were really bad pretend that you got in a really bad car wreck and your whole body is hurting and a fever of 102for 24 to 48 hours every shot so I took it on friday night. oh dont foget the nice migrane that came along to. I was told that the symtoms would go a was after a few months that was CRAP. YE ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
8/30/2009 12:31:51 PM

Reviewer: mcadoo, 25-34 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Hello all - So, I have been on Avonex for 2.5 years now and it is working well for me but the reaction following injection is awful. I was diagnosed when I was 12 years old I am now 32 - My father is also my doctor so I have been in a unique position to try different rx's to combat the pain and flu-like symptoms; I have tried them ALL, stuff no one else would give me, but my dad did and with ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
8/21/2009 1:38:15 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
i started this medication since 2005, am taking it at the end of the week and at the evening time sometimes it is difficult to handle the symptoms but i got adapt to this medication cz i should take it.

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

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