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Drug Ratings for AVONEX

Average Rating: 3.1 (10 Ratings)

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 2  MS As long as I drink plenty of water I experienced little side effects. Headache and insomnia. However, it did not help my ms at all. A year later I have three times the number of lesions. My neuro is taking me off avonex due to my body not responding to it. Didn't work for me. F 33 1 years
30 mcg 1X W
9/11/2013
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 4  RRMS Flu like symptoms for a couple of injections. Serious depression, anxiety, achiness, and "the blues" after about 6 to 8 months. I loved the convenience of the medication. I had to get regular bloodwork. I didn't want to believe the blues was caused by the medication, but I have been off of it for about 6 weeks now and I feel like a new person. No blues or depression, greater energy level, clearer thought process. F 40 1 years
30 MG 1X W
8/13/2012
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 5  MS Flu like symptoms Mostly chills fever aches Some depression Increased numbness in feet and legs for day or so that goes away F 55 4 years
30 mcg
3/14/2012

 2  Multiple Sclerosis Pain down my spine, severe chills, flu like symptoms, major depression, nausea, headaches, muscle spasm, joint pain. The twitching and numbing came and went as if I was never on any medication. I just got diagnosed a few months ago, so I really can't tell what's normal for me and what isn't. I don't feel it helped me at all with the twitching/numbness as these ocurred on/off all the time. It made me moody and I lost a few pounds, which was probably the only positive thing out of this. F 38 2 months
30 mcg 1X W
10/23/2011

 4  MS In the beginning I was having flu like symptoms (chills/sweats, headache, achey muscles, etc). But after about 3 months these symptoms completely stopped and now I have no problems. Sometimes I bruise at injection site, just depends it seems pretty random. I like avonex a lot, I have been on it for 2 years and have only had one relapse and 1 small new lesion. My husband gives me my weekly injection (I was doing it myself but all of a sudden developed anxiety about it and since he has taken over I have no anxiety about the actual injection). When I was having side effects I found it helpful to drink LOTS of water the day of injection and take alieve every six hours the day of and the day after. I no longer take the alieve but I make sure to be really hydrated and it seems to work. F 25 2 years
1X W
8/30/2010

 3  MS M 44 7 years
1X D
8/24/2010
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 3  ms F 52 6 months
1X W
4/27/2010
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 3  MS HEADACHES, INSOMNIA, THIRST HAS STOPPED THE MOST SEVERE ATTACKS BUT STILL RELAPSING 3 OR 4 TIMES A YEAR. M 38 7 years
12/30/2009

 2  RRMS no flu symptoms but 10 weeks into it developed neutralizing antibodies, and felt very ill, could hardly walk.. am off this ..MD recommends copaxone but I'm not convinced F 56 12 weeks
10/27/2009

 3  ms flu like symtoms M 42 7 years
9/13/2009

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