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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.

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

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