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Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
4/24/2010 2:08:09 PM

Reviewer: Thumper, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My MS has been very stable while on Avonex and no exacerbations requiring treatment in several years now. Still have flu-like symptoms the day after and generally feel yucky the day after whether I take OTC pain reliever or not. Muscle atrophy in both thighs from now what would be over a total of 500 injections. All worth the opportunity to live a "normal" life and be there for my kid ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
4/19/2010 10:32:17 PM

Reviewer: bruiser, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
4/17/2010 6:15:28 PM

Reviewer: rgacpa, 45-54 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:
One-year update. I started Avonex March 2009. I think I now have the drill down. My shot day is Thursday. I start at noon drinking about 6 or 8 glasses of water to hydrate. I take 2 Alleve (better for me than Tylenol or Advil) 2 hours prior to injection & then another 1 Alleve right before going to bed. Flu symptoms are now almost non-existent - at most a little "blah" feeling ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
2/28/2010 3:59:25 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been using Avonex 2 1/2 years with no exacerbations that required hospitalization in that time. Tylenol at noon on Friday, and then about 5:00 when I take the shot, and at 11:00 or so at bedtime. Take it again on Saturday morning. Flu-like symptoms are much milder now--I still get a little achy late on Saturday, but I can live with it. When I receive my meds, I mark each dosage package ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Multiple Sclerosis
9/4/2009 12:19:34 PM

Reviewer: kayt4444, 25-34 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have reviewed Avonex before, after three injections - See March 2009 post. Flu-like symptoms are lessening. I drink about 100oz of water the day of my shot and take Ibuprofen every four hours starting about an hour before the injection. The injection is still hard for me to do but it does not take me near as long to work up the nerve to do it. Icing the injection site did not help me. It is ... Show Full Comment

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