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Avonex...tips, Symptoms, Things To Look Out For.

Avonex...tips, Symptoms, Things To Look Out For.

My insurance company has decided that I MUST try and fail three other medications before they will put me back on Plegridy which was working amazing for me. I would be happy to find that one of these other meds work but if they don't, I want to recognize the symptoms right away so I can move on.

The first med is Avonex. This is similar to Plegridy so i am assuming that some of the tips I got for that will help...warming treatment 1 hour before starting. Taking 2 Tylenol, 1 Zyrtec and icing… read more

edited, originally posted over 6 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Avonex didn't work for me, the flu symptoms never went away after three months, I am now on Techfidera which works for me and I have been on it two years

posted over 6 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

You can't have your neuro file an appeal to keep you on Plegridy? My insurance told me I needed to try 3 older medications (injectibles) before they would approve me for Gilenya. My neurologist filed an appeal because Gilenya was the medication her and I decided was best for me. The insurance company gave in.

posted over 6 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I am on Rebif I take 2 ibuprofen an hour before injection drink lots of waters
sometimes I get the water with electrolytes in it ! They say avonox and Rebif is the same but it's not do you research and if you wanna have our neo appeal it ou can

posted over 6 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Avonex is working for me however it makes me exhausted day of injection and often the next day. Flu symptoms not so bad as my body is used to Avonex.

posted over 6 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Hello, hope you get a solution. I'm thinking of an alternative to Avonex as it makes me feel so exhausted. How do you find Plegridy?

posted over 6 years ago
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