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Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
4/13/2011 12:34:03 PM

Reviewer: goro50, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
After using Avonex for 10 years, I am now experiencing the side effects, flu-like symptoms, stronger and longer lasting.

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
4/10/2011 10:19:25 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
First , I gave 1 star for effectiveness because it's too soon to tell if it's working. It's been over 2 weeks & already my hair is falling out , I've put on weight , noticed my walking is not as brisk and overall feel very fatigued. I'm going to stick with it for a month because I'm hoping these side effects will pass. As long as I feel pretty good otherwise , we'll ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
4/7/2011 8:27:23 AM

Reviewer: 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:
Comment: I have been on Gilenya for 2 weeks and I started having side effects: tremors, light headed/dizzy, swelling in my throat, jaw tightness, nauseous, heavy chested and my heart is racing. I called my Gilenya support nurse and she recommended calling my doctor right away. My doctor directed me to stop taking Gilenya. **If the female that posted on 3/16 reads this, who had the similiar side ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
4/6/2011 3:44:21 PM

Reviewer: @KatoKente, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I started taking these meds about 2 months ago...at first i had mild diarrhea for 2 weeks on and off...then about 1-2 migrains a week for about 3 weeks (imitrex knocked them out tho), now I'm experiencing muscle tightness when i wake up in the morning...not sure if thats a side effect or my regular MS...i was diagnosed in 2006 and used copaxone for 4 -5 years, got tired of the bruises and pain ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
3/20/2011 9:25:21 PM

Reviewer: jtajima, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was extremely sensitive to the side effects of the other MS medications. Gilenya is by far the best! I only get slight headaches and slight muscle tension but nothing like I had with Beta-Seron, Rebif, or Copaxone. I feel 100% better on this drug compared to the 3 previously mentioned. My eyes are slightly more sensitive to light but I have not experienced any other symptoms.

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