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MS Interferon Drugs -- Brain Atrophy and Other Problems

There are two very important studies of which everyone needs to be aware. The first shows that the use of interferons such as Betaseron results in gray matter atrophy (brain shrinkage). Here is a link:

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The second study shows that when the interferons cause the development of antibodies, these antibodies cause a worsening of MS symptoms -- even long after taking the medicine is stopped. Here's a link to that study:

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Teens with OCD and MS

Does anyone have any experience with the OCD- MS link.Our 16 year old deals with mild OCD and has just been diagnosed with MS after 2 bouts of optic neuritis. Any info on teens and disease modifying drugs success/failure or challenges also welcomed. Thanks to all .amc
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Betaseron oral vs injection?

Anyone ever heard about possibility of an oral / pill version of Betasaron instead of injections?
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Betaseron costs

Has anyone found a generic version of this drug, to bring the costs down? Also, any tips on betting subsidized? We are trying to arrange some support from the Trillium Drug Program but it is very complicated and also ha a large deductible (inconjunction with my partial coverage through employee benefits).
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Betaferon found to protect brain tissue

Düsseldorf, Germany, September 10, 2009 –

The multiple sclerosis drug Betaferon® (interferon beta-1b) of Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Germany, may play a role in the protection of brain tissue in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). This emerged from the results of two new studies presented today at the 25th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS).

“These novel findings suggest that Betaferon, in addition to its well-established anti-inflammatory properties, ...
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Betaseron Available / 45 single use packs

Hi, I'm a newbie to the site. My wife is the one w/MS but she is a confirmed Luddite so I do the computer stuff. Wish we'd heard of/found this site long ago. Anyhow, to get to the point. She'd been on Betaseron for about 14 years. Unfortunately over the last 2 or 3 years the tissue beneath the injections sites suddenly and completely broke down & it was no longer a viable treatment.
She ...
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An interasting blog about betaseron

An interesting blog about betaseron and the possible side effects.

http://truthliesbetrayal.blogspot.com/
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Any Canadians on Betaseron?

Are there any Canadians here on Betaseron? If so, What format does your Betaseron come in - Syringe and vial or Betaject Lite Autoinjector?
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Betaseron trade for Avonex?

I was switched from Betaseron to Avonex but have an entire box of leftover Betaseron... can I legally sell it or even give it away? Ideally my thought was to trade it with someone who was switched from Avonex who has Avonex leftovers.
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Side Effects

I have been on Betaseron for a month now, and well I am just about to up the dosing to .75cc
I am having a lot of side effects, I dont eat right (im never hungry, so I just eat when I believe it is time). I have a hard time the day of my shot getting to sleep I seem to stay up forever, my betanurse said try taking the shot earlier in the ...
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