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Why did you choose Rebif?

i posted a similar question elsewhere with no results. therefore, i am going to post this same question in the specific drug rooms.

was it your Dr's recommendations or was it due to your own personal preference. if it was your own preference, why this one?

thank you
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Any side effects from longterm use??

:?: Been shooting up for about 6 years now. Other then the red patches on my belly, no real side effects that I can attribute to Rebif. Has anyone read about or experienced anything that could be attributed to long term use, say 5 plus years.
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low white cell count

Hi, I am new to the forums and have question that maybe someone here can help me out. I have been on Rebif since September of 2010 and my first MS attack was relatively severe in May-July of 2010. My recent blood work showed normal liver enzymes and slighly below normal white blood cell count (especially in comparison to previous blood work). My question is if this is a good thing. I reason that if ...
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Rebif and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Anybody have any other autoimmune disease diagnosis while taking Rebif?

Here's my situation:
In 2003, I was diagnosed with MS, optic neuritis being the only physical symptom. Now in 2011, in addition to MS, I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, another autoimmune disease. I believe Rebif is the link.
I first took Rebif from 2003 to 2008.While taking Rebif, I was severely depressed but combated that with prozac sufficiently. However, in 2008 I started to be frequently ...
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Liver functions up - coming off Rebif for 2 weeks - advice?


Had liver function results today. Liver functions up so Neuro has decided to take me off Rebif for 2 weeks to evaluate. However 2 weeks will stretch to 3 because I am back in the UK for a week before returning to Middle East.

I am worried about a relapse - any advice on how to minimise risk? I am currently in CIS stage.

Neuro said he may switch me to Copoxone when I ...
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new side effect - head rush feeling?....

Hey Everyone - So I have been on rebif for, man, like 4 or 5 years now it must be. I am only on the .22 dose, .44 was killing my liver. So on the .22 I have pretty much no side effects. However recently I started to notice something new. Not sure if it is an MS thing, or a drug thing.

When I have my head level, reading the computer screen for example, ...
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Depression, Heightened Emotions with Rebif

I've been on Rebif for 8 months and have been experiencing pretty frequent depression and an increase in emotional outbursts. I get angrier faster, have mood swings, or just plain get more emotional than I used to before the Rebif. It's driving my hubby nuts. Sometimes I feel like the Rebif is making me lose my mind. My neuro says these things are all treatable with antidepressants, but that's the last thing I want. I'm ...
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RebiDoseâ„¢ launched in the UK

RebiDose™ - the first pre-filled pen to deliver MS drug launched in UK


Merck Serono, a division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, announced the launch in the United Kingdom of the first pre-filled, single-use disposable pen for the self-administration of Rebif®, the company's disease modifying drug (DMD) used to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS).

"At Merck Serono we are committed to making our products for patients as easy to use as possible ...
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I have had it with this drug. My hair is falling out, my head hurts, I can't sleep and the fatigue I deal with is horrible. I have been on Rebif for 2 years and wonder if I feel like this because of the drug or my MS. I feel like a shell of my former self. So I am going off the Rebif to see if it helps, I can always go back on ...
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Rebif delays conversion to MS in patients

Rebif delays conversion to MS in patients with first clinical signs of the disease


Merck Serono, a division of Merck KGaA,Darmstadt, Germany, announced that the two-year Phase III REFLEX 1 study met its primary endpoint by demonstrating that Rebif® (interferon beta-1a) significantly delayed conversion to multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosed according to the McDonald criteria 2 in patients with a first clinical event suggestive of the disease.

The international REFLEX study with 517 patients was ...
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