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Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
10/9/2009 4:45:47 PM

Reviewer: donnaf, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been on avonex for 10 years now and am still getting the severe muscle aches and pain for at least 12 hours after the injection. My neurologist would not prescibe anything stronger than advil, so I went to a pain doctor and take lortab 10mg once with the shot and then 6 hours later so I can at least sleep. I have had 4 exacerbations over the years and now they want to switch me to tysabri ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
9/23/2009 7:28:55 PM

Reviewer: Stephanielg, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
The first 6 months or so were a bit difficult for me - but definately doable. I took Avonex on Friday nights at around midnight or 1am before I'd go to bed. I eventually realized that I was dumb for doing that as it would effect my Saturday quite a bit (I was very lethargic) For the past few months I've done the injection at around 6 or 7pm instead and it's gotten a LOT better. My ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
9/21/2009 9:48:49 AM

Reviewer: Melissa, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
9/17/2009 7:29:58 PM

Reviewer: katrina, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
First dose: up all night, teeth chattering, EVERYTHING hurt (even my hair!). Has improved significantly over the 6 years I've been on it. Beware the intital depression this may cause and seek treatment if needed. (Was scary!) Was told to stay away from acetaminophen (tylenol) to treat symptoms (enough insult to your liver already); I take ibuprofen instead (three 1-1/2 hours after injectio ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
9/12/2009 8:29:36 PM

Reviewer: POOHBEAR1030, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
WHEN I TAKE MY SHOT 2HR. LATER I BECOME COLD AND START SHAKING UNTIL I FALL ASLEEP. THE NEXT MORNING I WAKEUP HEAD HURTING AND BODY IN SO MUCH PAIN . SOME TIMES I THINK IS THIS ONCE A WEEK INJECTION REALLY WORTH IT.

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