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Stopping and starting back up?

I've been taking Avonex for around 6 years now, without missing a dose. Up until a few weeks ago, that is. I just moved to Japan, and, due to all the red tape, it has taken longer than expected to get everything taken care of. I met with a doctor here that is willing to prescribe Avonex for me. He said, as long as I got back on it within 3 months, it'll still be ...
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Biogen wins U.S. approval of long acting MS drug

U.S. health regulators on Friday approved Biogen Idec Inc’s Plegridy, a long-acting multiple sclerosis drug that the company expects will eventually replace its older big-selling Avonex treatment..... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/plegridy
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Just took myself off Avonex

I found the side effects were getting worse and worse after 8 weeks. I also had signs of hypothyroid: Temp 96.2, feeling of heat, but skin cold and dry to touch, enlarged tongue, weight gain, hair loss. And that awful achy feeling - 24/7, 7 days a week.

I tried to call the people at Avonex, but could not get through. I tried 7 times to find what to do for all this. NSAIDS stopped ...
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Brain volume changes in patients with relapsing-remitting MS

Brain volume changes in patients with relapsing-remitting MS treated with Interferon Beta-1a

The reductions in brain volume often seen in patients with chronic relapsing–remitting multiple sclerosis may be reduced by treatment with interferon beta-1a, though treatment may be affected by the patient’s immunologic status, according to data presented by Michael G. Dwyer, PhD, at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) and the Sixth Cooperative Meeting with Americas Committee for ...
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Muscle loss from Avonex??

Hello everyone.
My name is Mariana I am 29 years old and I was diagnosed with MS 5 years ago. I've have been taking avonex 4 years ago and I have had only one relapse and that was how I was diagnosed with ms.
I was injecting the avonex on my gluteus, until I recently got the avonex pen last month. Now I am injecting the shots in my legs as requested for the doctor. ...
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Hearing a lot of negativity with Avonex?

I am a recent user of Avonex (6 Mths) and I am very pleased with the results today. I did have severe attacks of pain ( seizures ) in my right side, the second and third months of its use. My Neurologist stated it was a side effect some users get and I really got it bad. The seizures happened two or three times a week during that time.
All of a sudden there were ...
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Thinking of Quitting Avonex.. HELP.

Hello everyone. I'm 20 and I have been on Avonex since I was 14 years old. I've always had a fear of needles and when I was first diagnosed I was lucky enough to have a nurse who made me a little less scared. But now that I'm doing injections at home, I have been more weary and scared, again. My best friend comes over every week while I do my shot to try and ...
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From Rebif to Avonex

Hi everyone,
In May I had moved over to Avonex after 3 months on Rebif the year before.
Just for info - my previous post :
rebif-f6/topic19616.html#p218462
Cheers,
Fred
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bloating

I have been on Avonex since Jan and I have had the worst bloating. At first I thought I was gaining weight but its more of a bloating/puffy feeling.

Anyone feel this on Avonex?
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Temporarily stopping Avonex

Hi all,

my wife has been taking Avonex since 1999. In that time she's slowly gone from R-R to secondary. Currently the Avonex is well tolerated. However, recently we've had a couple of nasty incidents, where a UTI has flared up in a couple of hours, leading to a fever of 104. Last time, A&E doctor commented that the Avonex will mean infections can start unnoticed - until it's too late.

Has anyone temporarily stopped ...
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