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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Gilenya oral.

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Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
7/19/2011 10:49:13 AM

Reviewer: Len, 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was diagnosed in March of 2009. I have moderate to severe problems with mobility. I use a cane or crutch to assist with balance and weakness. There are also mild issues with eyesight and muscle weakness. I used Copaxone for 15 months with no changes to my symptoms positively or negatively(no progression!) I have been taking Gilenya for three weeks with no side effects. If all this drug does for ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
7/12/2011 11:45:33 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been very pleased with Gilenya and its ease of use however, about 4 to 6 weeks after beginning it, I developed mild but annoying achy hip joints.

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
6/10/2011 10:20:59 AM

Reviewer: Karen, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
It might be too soon to tell as I have only been on this med for 3 weeks, but over all it seems to be effective and no more shots!!! My scar tissue had really piled up and this is so much better. A few minor sinus/throat irritations but so-far so-good! Thanks to whomever founded this new med!

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
5/27/2011 11:53:37 AM

Reviewer: DLS, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had posted my symptoms on 3/16 and see someone else posted the same side effects! It was horrible! The minute I told my doctor what was going on he took me right off the Gilenya. I felt better within a couple of days. I am still taking a break from the meds and am now feeling symptoms of my ms. I will be going back on the AVONEX in a couple of weeks. The tremors, heart pounding out of my che ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
5/20/2011 9:38:36 PM

Reviewer: NDTabb, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Appreciate the ease after years of unpleasant injection site reactions. *However* the constant bronchitis and minor infections are making me start to consider returning to Betaseron. I hated the shots but hate being constantly sick more.

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