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    Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
    6/22/2013 7:05:39 AM

    Reviewer: Chris, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I have been diagnosed with MS for almost 6 years and have used Avonex since the beginning (I figured if I have to inject myself, it may as well be only once a week - the size of the needle was not important). I inject (with the pen - which is great) at night and take tylenol. I sleep through any side effects (if any).

    Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
    6/6/2013 2:08:28 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Once a week treatment, very effective, side effects subside shortly after the first few doses...

    Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
    5/4/2013 2:49:43 PM

    Reviewer: ms.cure.believe, 35-44 on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I've been on Avonex for 6 months. I had little to no side effects. Its easy to use and I have seen a huge difference. Less numbness, less falling down, better vision (optic neuritis) I am very happy with my choice.

    Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
    1/3/2013 1:09:56 PM

    Reviewer: Darla, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I have been on Avonex for the last 13 years. I just don't like taking shots AI wish it came in pill form

    Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
    11/12/2012 1:35:30 PM

    Reviewer: JohnnyP, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Diagnosed w/MS 1984. Since starting on Avonex 10+ years ago I've had no flare-ups. Insurance pays for it. Here's how I take the shot. One hour prior take 5 mg of Prednisone per Neurologist recommendendation. Let injection stay out to room temp. usually one hour also. When taking the shot I wipe the site with the alcohol and then set up the needle. I put my fingers around the site of the i ... Show Full Comment

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