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side effects everyone?

sorry this may be sort of a repeat of anther question.

Does everyone get side effects like the flu and chills etc. from avonex? my son starts soon, but I do think the Dr. wants us to choose between this one and the beta one. But leaning toward this one due to the once a week thing. one the other hand, the side effects do sound aweful.

kristy
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avonex + methotrexate

Is anyone else on the avonex + methotrexate combination?
I had been on avonex + cellcept but the cellcept side effects
were not worth it (finally figured out that was what was
causing the diarrhea). So the (new) doc has switched me
to methotrexate instead. The little research I did showed it
to be "mildly" better than avonex alone.

Does anyone have better info on methotrexate and its use
in MS?
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Research on Avonex

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anyone NOT get Avonex side effects, or get them mildly?

Just curious to see if anyone has had the less dramatic course with Avonex. I'm going to start it soon and, well, I'm n-e-r-v-o-u-s! So I'm looking for positive feedback.
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Will the side effects ever cease?

I've been on Avonex for 1 year now and still have the normal side effects every week that come with it. I've gotten a pretty good routine to minimise the effects using Tylenol, eating, rest, and more Tylenol, but they are still there every week. Some weeks are worse than others. The neuro said when I started I'd only have them a couple of months. Wrong. Then he talked about switching to Copaxone for less ...
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Avonex

I have been on Avonex for 4 years. Do you get to a point when you need to change meds? For the past month I have such horrible shooting pains up and down arms and legs and I have been extremely exhusted.

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Bruising While Injecting with Avonex

I have been taking Avonex for over a year now. My boyfriend gives me my injections every Saturday night (usually in my upper thighs). He did the same this past weekend and the next morning I woke up with an enormous bruise at the injection site - this is the first time this ever happened. The injection did not hurt at all. Does anyone know what would cause this? Did I hit a vein or ...
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interferon side effects.

Has anyone experienced seizures while on the above. My daughter was diagnosed with Rel/Rem. M.S. at the beginning she would have a relapse and then feel well for a period of time. It was decided she should go on Beta Interferon started this in Sept. 04 went into rel. within a month of taking the drug and gradually got worse so bad now urine incontinent and cognitively very badly impared, She then had a very ...
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studies on discontinuing therapy

This is just a hope that someone has heard of a study on the impact to an individual when stopping therapy after over 4 years of treatment. I have asked my neurologist and he was not aware of any.

Is there any evidence supporting increased disease activity or accelerated loss of capability after the therapy is terminated?

The primary reason for the question is that it appears upon retirement I will either have to stop ...
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Avonex warning

The FDA and Biogen IDEC have made a joint press release warning of possible severe liver damage to those who use Avonex. For more details please go to this site:

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=s ... _biogen_dc


Harry
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