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by Avonexveteran
Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:32 am
Forum: Plegridy
Topic: Biogen wins U.S. approval of long acting MS drug
Replies: 2
Views: 4058

Re: Biogen wins U.S. approval of long acting MS drug

Plegridy is a good option especially for those that have have trouble with the intramuscular injections. I read that it is, like Avonex, interferon beta-1a, but only taken every other week and is a subcutaneous injection. Maybe side effects would be less since it is only every other week. I don't th...
by Avonexveteran
Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Avonex
Topic: Just took myself off Avonex
Replies: 1
Views: 7170

Re: Just took myself off Avonex

I found the side effects were getting worse and worse after 8 weeks. I also had signs of hypothyroid: Temp 96.2, feeling of heat, but skin cold and dry to touch, enlarged tongue, weight gain, hair loss. And that awful achy feeling - 24/7, 7 days a week. I tried to call the people at Avonex, but cou...
by Avonexveteran
Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:33 am
Forum: Avonex
Topic: Experiences with Avonex
Replies: 18
Views: 21490

Re: Experiences with Avonex

I haven't heard about Avonex becoming less efective after 10-12 years. No wonder Newbie's neuro was floored. My experiences with Avonex have been quite positive overall. Went on Avonex in 1996 after experiencing several bad attacks one of which required hospitalization and after failing Betaseron du...
by Avonexveteran
Tue May 29, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Avonex
Topic: Why did you choose Avonex?
Replies: 13
Views: 8656

Re: Why did you choose Avonex?

When I was first diagnosed in 95, only Beta was available. Tried Beta but had to quit after a few doses due to side effects. Started Avonex in June 96 shortly after it was introduced. Copaxone didn't come out until I believe sometime in 97. I once was briefly on Avonex prefilled but went back to the...