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Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
7/24/2013 1:01:06 PM

Reviewer: pullupjumper, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Gilenya has made a big positive difference in my life! Diagnosed with MS in 1999, I was on the injectible drug Avonex for 12 years before Gilenya came out in 2011. Now I take my pill every night and have not had any side effects whatsoever. My energy level has gone up and I have never felt better. I feel like a normal person again, and I don't have to plan my day on injecting a needle into my ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
6/7/2013 11:17:10 PM

Reviewer: hammer54, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
3/25/2013 9:01:43 PM

Reviewer: Yaya, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My husband took Gilenya from November 2011 until December 26, 2012. He began having severe depression, anger issues, comfusion, loss of memory. He also passed out in September 2012 while pumping gas. After the issues became so severe in December 2012, they were discussed with his neurologist. Upon the neurologist seaching his own patient files, several other Glenya patients of his were having the ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
2/19/2013 11:44:58 AM

Reviewer: JP, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My neuro called and wanted me to come in to see him ASAP, he had my blood work back. I've been on Gilenya since 8/11 and was very pleased with it. I have been keeping a UTI infection and didn't know why. last year in February, I had a grand maul seizure due to my temp going up to over 104 and was hospitalized with a very severe UTI. Now I know whey, I've been keeping an infection. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Return then Become Less Severe
2/15/2013 8:22:38 PM

Reviewer: icu1972, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been on Gilenya since 6/2011. It had been working wonders for me until 1/13. This is when my immune system was completely broken down. What I mean by this is that my white blood cells droped so drastically low that I was getting thrush on my breast, constant yeast infections and colds that I could not fight. In February 2013 , my primary care doctor advised my that any common infection coul ... Show Full Comment

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