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by LindaR
Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Avonex
Topic: Is Avonex an immunosupressant?
Replies: 2
Views: 3845

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?
by LindaR
Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone experience dizziness?
Replies: 7
Views: 2978

Everyone, thank you for your input. I will certainly investigate these.
by LindaR
Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone experience dizziness?
Replies: 7
Views: 2978

Lori tell me more about the glucose tabs you are taking. How much, etc.
by LindaR
Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone experience dizziness?
Replies: 7
Views: 2978

I know that Xanax does help me when I experience the dizziness. Right now I take one .25 mg. in the morning and then by the afternoon I usually end up taking a half of a .25 mg. My neuro said that helps because it tends to "relax" the nerves.
by LindaR
Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone experience dizziness?
Replies: 7
Views: 2978

Does anyone experience dizziness?

I was diagnosed with MS about 5 years ago. I am currently on Avonex and take Low Dose Naltrexone. My biggest sympton of my MS is a feeling of dizziness. Does anyone else experience dizziness and what treatments do you use to help combat that?
by LindaR
Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:37 am
Forum: Avonex
Topic: Starting Avonex within a month
Replies: 11
Views: 7554

Hello All. I just wanted to share my experiences with Avonex. I had my first attached on January 2, 2003 and have been taking Avonex since April 15th of that same year - almost 4 years. I have not had a relapse since, no new lesions on my MR and the only minor symptoms I experience from my MS are di...
by LindaR
Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:10 am
Forum: Avonex
Topic: My experience with Avonex
Replies: 18
Views: 9268

I was diagnosed with MS after a bout with ON and went on Avonex almost immediately (within 2 months after ON). I have been on Avonex over 3 years now and (knock wood) I have not had any relapses. I self inject and take my shots usually on Sunday afternoon. I am very happy to say that other than some...
by LindaR
Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: mri question
Replies: 12
Views: 3320

Hello jimmylegs. I was diagnosed 2 years ago. My first MRI showed 15 lesions. Last year's MRI showed to new lesions but I still had the 15 old ones. This year's MRI showed less than 5 lesions so they can heal.
by LindaR
Mon Oct 10, 2005 5:34 am
Forum: Avonex
Topic: why avonex?
Replies: 3
Views: 5111

My neuro actually chose Avonex for me. He thought that due to my lifestyle and the fact that I was very early into the disease Avonex would be best. I have been taking Avonex for almost 2 years now. It took about 6=7 months for me to get over the side effects - but for me, even the side effects were...
by LindaR
Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fatigue meds
Replies: 16
Views: 3779

Another med that people forget about is Prozac. It has a stimulate that seems to help with fatigue. It has helped mine.
by LindaR
Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:45 am
Forum: Parenting Kids With MS
Topic: 13 YO daughter and husband both have ms
Replies: 3
Views: 12100

Dear Mom to drama Queen: Sorry to hear about your daughter and husband. Here's my sorry: I was diagnosed about 1.5 years ago with MS after a bout of Optic Neuritis. Started Avonex in March of 2004 just like your daughter (with 1/4 dose, 1/2 dose, etc.) In the beginning, I seemed to have horrible fat...
by LindaR
Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:30 am
Forum: Avonex
Topic: anyone NOT get Avonex side effects, or get them mildly?
Replies: 7
Views: 8068

Wintergirl - I totally agree with your positive thoughts about the drug. I also view Avonex as something good and I've even got myself believing that I always feel better after my injection. I think I lot of this has to do with mind over matter.
by LindaR
Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:47 am
Forum: Avonex
Topic: anyone NOT get Avonex side effects, or get them mildly?
Replies: 7
Views: 8068

I have been on Avonex for 1.5 years and I'm very happy to say that generally I have no side effects from the Avonex. I just took my injection last night and woke up this moning fine. From the start, my side effects have been manageable. At their worst, I would wake up in the middle of the night with...
by LindaR
Fri Jun 03, 2005 5:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Retention
Replies: 0
Views: 2058

Water Retention

I have been taking Avonex for about 1.5 years and Prozac for about 6 months. I've noticed, and other people have told me, that I look like I am retaining water - especially in my face. My sister, who is a nurse, told me I have a "moon-face". Does anyone else have this or does anyone take any kind of...
by LindaR
Tue May 31, 2005 4:15 am
Forum: Avonex
Topic: Will the side effects ever cease?
Replies: 11
Views: 5705

I've been on Avonex about 1.5 years. I am one of the luckier ones who actually followed Biogen. I had side effects for about 6-months and then rarely. There are times when I will wake up with a headache that could last most of the next day but I found that taking Advil 2 hours before my injection an...

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