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Important to always inject on same day?

My schedule is often quite demanding--as I know many of yours are. I work Mon-Fri and quite often have events related to work on Saturdays. I have given up my Sunday evening of fellowship with friends because I inject on Sunday afternoon. I generally feel pretty rough through the night, then the hung-over feeling hangs on until Monday afternoon. I would love to be able to spend time with friends again. I am considering adding ...
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Anxiety on day of Injection

I am experiencing anxiety within a couple of hours of injecting. I can function, but I am miserable for several hours with the anxiety, fever, chills, and pain. I have been on Avonex 1 year--since diagnosis in Aug. 2009. The side effects are still quite severe for the first 24-36 hours after injection. The post injection anxiety just started in the last 2 months. I started Lexapro in Dec. 2009 due to depression. Before MS, ...
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starting avonex

hey all,
i am a 30 year old male, diagnosed with ms back in 2005. started on rebif and all was fine.
serono (maker of rebif) changed the formulation a few years back and i immediately started having site reactions.
1 site got infected that eventually got so bad that i had to have it drained and stuffed from the inside out to heal adequately.
the last 2 weeks i have had another 2 reactions. ...
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Copaxone had lower relapse rate than Avonex - 2 year study

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Glatiramer acetate and interferon beta-1a for intramuscular administration: a study of outcomes among multiple sclerosis intent-to-treat and persistent-use cohorts.

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Objective: To study outcomes of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients treated with either glatiramer acetate (Copaxone * ) or interferon beta-1a for once-weekly, intramuscular administration (Avonex dagger )....Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1767
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Is Avonex an immunosupressant?

What wondering if anyone knew whether or not Avonex is an immunosupressant. I just had a colonoscopy done and after the surgery my doctor told me to what for fever because I was on an immunosupressant. I told him I didn't think Avonex was an immunosupressant but I'm not sure. Does anyone know?
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Sharps Container Disposal

Congratulations to my husband on six months of Avonex. Honey, you win a nifty red sharps container full of old syringes. And apparently it's yours to keep...

I have called the doctor, the pharmacy, the health department...

The doctor won't take it because they pay a service to remove theirs.

The pharmacy won't take it back, but happily sent a fresh one (yay, now we'll have a set by Christmas!)

The health department, no joke, ...
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how to quit taking?

just wondering if it is advisable to quit cold turkey or is it better to slowly wean yourself off.....take every 2 weeks for a while then 3, etc. or does it matter, does anyone know?
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Biogen Idec sues rivals over MS drugs, seeking royalties

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Biogen Idec Inc., the world’s largest maker of medicines for multiple sclerosis, sued Bayer AG, Pfizer Inc., and Merck KGaA’s Serono unit for patent royalties on drugs similar to its Avonex treatment.

Biogen Idec claims the drugs Rebif promoted by Pfizer and Serono, Bayer’s Betaseron, and a version sold by Novartis AG as Extavia infringe a patent issued in September. The complaint was filed May 28 in federal court in Newark................... Read More - ...
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getting flu on Avonex?

I had my forth Avonex injection on thursday evening and got the usual shivering and fever during the night, but Friday afternoon I was ok. Then during the night a whole new shivering and fever started and it kept going up till 39C. I got so weak and dizzy that ended up in the emergency room where they told me I have a serious flu and I am on antibiotics now. My question is, did ...
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Wound Healing?

I was wondering if anyone here who has been on Avonex for a while has noticed a decrease in the rate of wound healing? For example, I've been on Avonex for 9.5 years and I've noticed lately that some wounds seem to take longer than they used to to heal. I banged my shin in early March and while it's mostly healed, I've still got a pretty good mark and/or scar from it.

Thanks, NHE
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