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Rebif Rebidose?

My doctor and I decided Rebif is my best option (I hate long needles, don't want to mix my shots, and can't handle possible IPIRs from Copaxone because of asthma). He prescribed me the Rebidose disposable autoinjectors. Has anyone on here tried them? What do you think?!
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Rebif side effects

Hi, first posting for me, on Ribif, I went to the 44mg but site reaction too large and painful so went to 22mg. I still have awful site reactions I have been injecting for 3 yrs. I am covered in brown marks from old injections and flaming itchy areas from new ones, I have given myself a weeks holiday from injecting because I am so down in the dumps with the whole thing. The actual ...
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Common MS drugs Taken Together Do Not Reduce Relapse Risk

Common Multiple Sclerosis Drugs Taken Together Do Not Reduce Relapse Risk

A recent clinical trial found that interferonβ-1a (INF) and glatiramer acetate (GA), two of the most commonly prescribed drugs for multiple sclerosis (MS), provide no additional clinical benefit when taken together. While findings published today in Annals of Neurology, a journal of the American Neurological Association and Child Neurology Society, suggest that taking both INF and GA together was not superior to GA monotherapy ...
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sudden side affects

Hello All,

I have been a rebif user for many years now, gotta be 5+. Anywho I am only on the .22mcgs due to elevated liver enzymes when i was on the .44.

So I have been on this stuff for ever, and rarely have any side affects. However last night after my injection, I inject around 8 pm or so, I started to get some pretty awful flu like symptoms. I have had this ...
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I have been on Rebif since Nov 24, was on copaxone for almost 13 years, and it stopped working. I really do not like the way this rebif makes me feel, it seems to really bother my eyes like the pressure in my eyes is really high, does any one else have that problem and it just makes me feel so tired and rotten
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FDA approves Rebif Rebidose interferon beta-1a for MS


Merck Serono, a division of Germany's Merck, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Rebif(R) Rebidose(R) (interferon beta-1a), a single-use auto-injector for the self-administration of Rebif, a disease-modifying drug used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS).

Rebif Rebidose was evaluated in a 12-week Phase IIIb multicenter, open-label, single-arm study for the self-administration of Rebif with respect to ease of use, patient satisfaction and acceptability, and functional reliability. In the ...
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help with a new person on rebif

I have just been on Rebif Since Nov. 21/12 I was on copaxone for 13 years and it was no longer working, witch was to bad as I had no side effects and tolerated it very well, not doing so well with the rebif, went to my full dose last night and today was not very good woke up with major flu like symptoms muscle and joint pain and headache, is this ever going to ...
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Injection Pain

:sad: Hi All,
I am new here but wanted to talk to someone about injection site pain. I am on Betaseron
other day. I am very thin & have very little body fat. 6 yrs now and so sick of shots.
Sometimes I end up with extremely sore and swollen spots even when I don't hit a blood vessel ESP. thighs. Just wanted to whine a little. ...
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Rebif and painful soreness

So I took my first full dosage (44 mcg) of Rebif last night, and whereas before I could deal with the soreness during the titration dosages, I am having trouble doing anything today. Last night I could hardly sleep through it and today not even acetaminophen or my heating pad are helping.

Suggestions for what I can do to help deal with the pain? I don't know how I am going to be able to ...
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In MS treated with interferon beta....

In MS treated with interferon beta, early disease activity predicts poor outcome


After 15 years of follow-up, patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) who display disease activity despite treatment with interferon (IFN)β-1a tend to have unfavorable long-term outcomes, according to research published online Sept. 13 in the Annals of Neurology.

Robert A. Bermel, M.D., of the Cleveland Clinic, and colleagues conducted a multicenter, observational, 15-year follow-up study involving 136 patients with RRMS, who had ...
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