Patient Log of Experience Using COPAXONE
DRUG RATINGS REPORTS HISTORY FOR A PATIENT TAKING COPAXONE
|Key to ratings for COPAXONE:
5-Very Satisfied: this medicine cured me or helped me a great deal.
4-Satisfied: this medicine helped.
3-Somewhat Satisfied: this medicine helped somewhat.
2-Not Satisfied: this medicine did not work to my satisfaction.
1-Dissatisfied: I would not recommend taking this medicine.
|Rating||Reason||Side Effects||Comments||Sex||Age||Time Taken |
|2||RRMS||Lumps, brusing (tolerable) rapid heartbeat, fatigue, dizziness, mental fog, short term memory loss. Recently, loss of appetite and diarrhea.||My first symptoms occured at age 20 and I was diagnosed with RRMS at age 25, in 1979. I would have a relapse every 5-6 years (really) and since there were no disease modifying drugs at that time all I took was prednisone during a relapse. I comtinued my lifestyle uninterrupted, continuing to water and snow ski until age 36 when my left leg was becoming too weak to perform as needed. I tried Avonex in 1993 and after 6 shots was afraid to take anymore. I would be sick with flu symptoms and couldn't walk for a day and a half after a shot. So I began Copaxone. At first I seemed to tolerate it well although I began having occasional rapid heartbeats. Over the years I started having the other symptoms listed to the right but I thought it was just MS progression and I didn't suspect the Copaxone. My MS has progressed rapidly during the last 5 years and I cannot walk more than 1/8 mile on good days. I rely on either a manual wheelchair or my motorized chair for any distance. Yesterday I came to this website and read every review. Right now I am seriously considering stopping Copaxone and trying LDN which I spent 4 hours reading about online yesterday. For me, Tysabri is out of the question.||F||56|| |
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