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Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
2/10/2015 3:26:56 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I've been on Avonex for 9 years now. I inject on Friday night take 2 Aleve before and most times it's fine. Every so often side effects come back as it was first time use EX: chills aches and just feeling run down. my Doctor gave me a box of smaller needles 30g . you can get them from CVS or Walgreens cheap. the smaller size helps with pain.as for the drug it self I have had 4 relapse' ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
1/4/2015 7:40:01 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
At first it was quite painful and the side effects were awful. 5 years on, i rarely have side effects and the injecting is no problem

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
10/17/2014 5:39:51 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was diagnosed with MS 15 years ago. I started mixing and injecting myself. I didn't like the syring with needle but I suppose it helped. I only have a night of chills if I miss my weekly injection for a couple of weeks. I inject on Saturday nights before I go to bed. I take 4 Ibuprophen ane I sleep great. No side affects. The new pen is wonderful! Doesn't hurt a bit.

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
9/20/2014 1:21:17 AM

Reviewer: west18, 13-18 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was diagnosed in November 2013 and this is the first treatment I started. I had horrible side effects with it. I couldn't stand for anything to touch my skin, flushing was very bad, severe headache, ached all over. I have never been in so much pain. I thought it was going to kill me. Stopped taking Avonex and currently about to start taking Tecfidera, praying I have better luck with it.

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
8/8/2014 1:58:59 PM

Reviewer: on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I USE THE PEN NOW AND I LIKE IT MUCH BETTER THAN THE NEEDLE. I MUST TAKE ALEVE BEFORE I INJECT TO COUNTER THE FLUE FEELINGS OF THE NEXT DAY

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